IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

Covid-19 has posed numerous challenges for Ombudsman offices and has made it extremely difficult to connect with vulnerable and marginalised citizens of the country. The Zoom discussion will be held on 19 January 2021, at 10:00 AM Johannesburg time and you are invited to register in advance.
La Defensoría del Pueblo presentó el Reporte de Conflictos Sociales N° 202, correspondiente al mes de diciembre de 2020, el cual da cuenta -entre otros aspectos- de 197 conflictos sociales registrados (146 activos y 51 latentes). El documento informa también sobre 183 acciones colectivas de protesta, el 18 % de ellas estuvieron relacionadas a conflictos sociales.
On 12 January 2021 the Austrian Ombudsman Board, in close cooperation with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) organized an online exchange to shine light on human rights protection in Austria in times of Covid-19 and to discuss how to strengthen the independence of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).