IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

The 30th Australasian and Pacific Region (APOR) Ombudsman Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 28 – 29 November 2018. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier invited colleagues and guests to New Zealand to discuss how Ombudsman institutions hold governments to account in a changing climate.
General Viddhavat Rajatanun was appointed Chief Ombudsman of Thailand following the Royal Appointment granted by His Majesty the King Mahavajiralongkorn on November 18, 2018.


In 2014, the Greek Ombudsman was appointed as the National Preventive Mechanism Against Torture and Ill-Treatment (OPCAT), ie the independent, national, monitoring body of the conditions in detention facilities.