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EN: The IOI Board of Directors has decided that the 12th World Conference and General Assembly will be held online.  

FR: Le Conseil d’administration de l’IIO a décidé de transformer la 12e Conférence mondiale et l’Assemblée générale de l’IIO en événements en ligne.

ES: La Junta Directiva del IIO decidió realizar la 12ª Conferencia Mundial y Asamblea General del IIO por medios electrónicos.

The United States Ombudsman Association (USOA) hosted a four-hour virtual training on 22 October 2020, entitled “Poverty, Race, and Consciousness”. The presenters were Dr. Shariff Abdullah and Dr. Donna M. Beegle.  There were 98 individuals registered for the event, 17 of which were IOI members. The event was funded by an IOI subvention. 
On 23 February the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) hosted a Webinar, in collaboration with the IOI, to discuss the UN Resolution on Ombudsman and Mediators. IOI President Peter Tyndall spoke at the webinar, along with IOI Secretary General Werner Amon, and the Médiateur of the Kingdom of Morocco, Judge Mohamed Benalilou.