Deputy Ombudsman Teresa Anjinho welcomed in Lisbon the second regional meeting of the European Ombudsman Network (ENO). The meeting, which took place on 9 and 10 December, focuses on the exchange of experiences on the handling of complaints and possible parallel inquiries between the European Ombudsman and national Ombudsmen on matters relating to the application of EU law.
For all delegates who travel to Dublin and may require a visa: Information about visa and passport requirements for travelling to Ireland are available on the conference website.

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Participantes que viajarán a Dublín podrían requerir de visa. Información y requisitos actuales de visa y pasaporte están disponible en la página web de la conferencia.

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Note pour tous les délégués qui voyageront à Dublin et qui auront besoin d’un visa : Retrouvez toutes les informations sur les exigences en matière de visa et de passeport pour entrer en Irlande sur le site internet de la Conférence.

The Protecteur du Citoyen du Québec has just released a newsletter with the Ombudsman´s highlights of 2019. These highlights start with the 50th birthday of the Québec Ombudsman, which the institution celebrated on 1 May 2019. Apart from that, the newsletter includes different examples of the last year´s activity of the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (12 December) announced the completion of a direct investigation into the Allocation Mechanism of Ward Offices under the Housing Department (HD).
Réunies à Paris le 3 décembre 2019, onze organisations, dont le Médiateur fédéral, ont appelé à renforcer la protection des lanceurs d’alerte via la Déclaration de Paris. Ces organisations veillent à l’intégrité et à la protection des lanceurs d’alerte de la fonction publique dans leur pays. Elles font partie du réseau NEIWA, pour Network of European Integrity and Whistleblowing Authorities.
In a week of events in Panama City, torture prevention was at the centre of the agenda, under the aegis of the National Mechanism to prevent torture. Authorities, civil society organisations and others discussed the necessity to prevent torture, particularly when targeting the most vulnerable sectors of the society.
Dans le cadre du renforcement des capacités des services du Médiateur du Faso pour plus d’efficacité, le Médiateur du Faso, Madame Saran SEREME SERE, a procédé à des nominations de collaborateurs au niveau du Cabinet et du Secrétariat général.
The Office of the Ombudsman took part in the 1st ever International Ombudsman Expo at Sheraton Hotel in Nigeria’s Capital, Abuja under the theme "Extending the Ombud Frontiers: Better Governance and Enhanced Performance".
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although the principle of equality and non-discrimination is an integral part of all treaties and human rights declarations, as well as the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the significance of the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination is immeasurable.
Mediante un informe, la Defensoría del Pueblo del Perú pidió al Poder Ejecutivo y a los gobiernos locales incrementar la inversión pública y privada en favor de la limpieza de las ciudades y la erradicación de los basurales urbanos y rurales. Asimismo, solicitó a los municipios una mejora en la provisión de los servicios de barrido, limpieza de espacios públicos y recolección selectiva de residuos.