IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

Regarding the IOI’s future communication strategy, the IOI Board of Directors agreed at its Vienna meeting in October 2014 that a re-launch of the IOI website was long overdue and should become the main priority of the IOI’s public relations work. IOI President John R. Walters is pleased to present the IOI’s new web appearance to the IOI community!
One of the core issues for the IOI is to ensure access to independent redress mechanisms for people using public services. As many public services are being privatised, the responsibility for running them has increasingly been transferred to the private sector, which has had consequences for the work of ombudsmen worldwide.
At the 8th Biennial Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) Conference the Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Dr. Nilda Arduin, was elected as the new President of the Caribbean association for the period July 2015 – June 2017. As President of CAROA, Dr. Arduin will endeavor to broaden the knowledge and awareness of good governance within the Caribbean region.