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Ombudsmen Globally

The IOI Board of Directors decided at their Board meeting held in The Hague in May 2024 to continue the regional subsidy programme for the membership year 2024/2025. Members wishing to apply for regional subsidies can submit project proposals until 5 August 2024.
Despite their importance, whistleblowers are often treated by society in an ambivalent manner. There are a number of reasons for protecting whistleblowers; first and foremost to ensure the proper functioning of the public systems acting for the benefit of the public. The next publication in the series of IOI Best Practice Papers was developed by the Office of the State Comptroller and Ombudsman of Israel and is based on the immense experience acquired by the Office.
The 13th World Conference and General Assembly of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) was successfully hosted by the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands in The Hague from 12 – 17 May 2024. After the years of the pandemic, the conference provided an opportunity for the entire membership of the IOI to meet again in person after eight long years and 200 delegates from 60 different countries and all six IOI regions participated in this important quadrennial event.