It was a great privilege and pleasure for IOI President Chris Field PSM to provide a Welcome Address at the International Conference of Ombudsman, “The Role of Ombudsman in the World: Between Reality and Possibility”, held in the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament in the beautiful city of Rome.
On the evening of Wednesday 20 September 2023, IOI President Chris Field PSM was humbled to be able to welcome guests to a special evening in honour of Ukraine, and particularly for the city of Mariupol. President Field was joined by a number of distinguished speakers and guests.
On 22 and 23 August 2023, the second and third official country review of Austria by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place. Together with representatives of other monitoring bodies and civil society, the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) held a press conference and gave an insight into the review process.
El 13 de septiembre de 2023, el defensor a cargo Gabriel Savino se reunió con funcionarios de la cartera provincial con el objetivo de trabajar de forma mancomunada para combatir y prevenir la Trata.
Québec Ombudsman Marc-André Dowd tabled his 2022-2023 Annual Report in the National Assembly raising the question if labour shortages, a widespread phenomenon in all activity sectors, should be an inevitability or a challenge for government departments, agencies and public networks.
Le Protecteur du citoyen, Marc-André Dowd, a déposé son rapport annuel 2022-2023 à l'Assemblée nationale en soulevant la question de savoir si la pénurie de main-d'œuvre, un phénomène répandu dans tous les secteurs d'activité, devrait être une fatalité ou un défi pour les ministères, les organismes et les réseaux publics.
The Office of the Ombudsman (OoO) has hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for its commitment to strengthen the operations of the oversight institutions in the country in a five-day training of oversight institutions on 19 September 2023.
On 30 August 2023, Provincial Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Jamalud Din Shah presented the Annual Report 2022 before the Hon'ble Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Ghulam Ali at Governor House Peshawar.
The Ombudsman Western Australia has tabled his 2022-23 annual report in Parliament. This report outlines the work of the Office for the year, where the Ombudsman received 2,362 complaints and 11,680 enquiries and finalised 96% of complaints within three months.
The Federal Public Defenders' Office (DPU), the Federal District Public Defenders' Office (DPDF) and the National Mechanism for the Prevention and Combat of Torture (MNPCT) published its report pointing out the human rights situation in Brazilian prisons after the arrest of people participating in anti-democratic attacks.