IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

On 16 May 2017 IOI President Peter Tyndall and the President of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman (FCO), Ms Nora Farrell signed a Memorandum of Understanding by which both organisations express their willingness to strongly cooperate in the future.President Tyndall further took the opportunity of his stay to visit the Toronto Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario.
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA), First Vice-President of the IOI Diane Welborn and Secretary General Günther Kräuter were represented at AOA’s 15th General Assembly, jointly held by national and provincial ombudsman of the region. Diane Welborn’s opening speech on the successful work of the AOA in the fight against corruption and Günther Kräuter’s contributions to two sessions of the conference formed part of an excellently organized conference dealing with the past, present and future perspectives of Asian Ombudsman institutions.
At its annual meeting in Vienna the IOI Board of Directors adopted a declaration requesting the Congress of Argentina to accelerate procedures to appoint the National Ombudsman – a position which has remained vacant for the past seven years – and the National Ombudsman for Children and Adolescents – a position which remains vacant since its creation in 2005.