IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

The International Ombudsman Institute is very happy to report that the UN resolution on the role of the Ombudsman (A/RES/72/186) was adopted by consensus on 19 November 2020 and that the final version of the resolution is due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly before the end of the year.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused an “educational crisis” and children are one of the most vulnerable groups due to the measures taken to curb and eliminate the epidemic. On the occasion of World Children's Day, the Human Rights Ombudsman has prepared a project for children and young people entitled "If you see injustice, use justice!"
We have the pleasure to introduce to you the new Guidance on UNHCR’s engagement with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). This guidance provides an overview of key ways to concretely engage and leverage NHRIs as critical protection partners in support of UNHCR’s mandate.