“UN Resolution on the Role of Ombudsman and Mediator Institutions”
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
10.00 - 11.30 am (South African Standard Time)
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The United Nations Resolution on Ombudsman and Mediator institutions was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16 December 2020. The resolution represents a strong endorsement of the key principles of Ombudsman institutions, including independence, objectivity, transparency, fairness and impartiality. It is an important further step in securing worldwide recognition for the work of Ombudsman institutions in promoting good administration, human rights, good governance and the rule of law.
Following on from the facilitated discussion around the threats facing the Ombudsman institution, AORC is collaborating with the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) to conduct a webinar on the UN Resolution and the Venice Principles and their great significance to Ombudsman and mediator institutions around the world.
This webinar will enhance the knowledge of Ombudsman and their staff throughout the continent on the significance of the United Nations Resolution and the Venice Principles as the first global standard for the protection and promotion of Ombudsman institutions.
Speaker at this Webinar will include IOI President Peter Tyndall, IOI Secretary General Werner Amon, and the Médiateur of the Kingdom of Morocco, Judge Mohamed Benalilou. The discussion will be facilitated by John Walters, Ombudsman of Namibia and former President of the IOI. Welcome and opening remarks will be given by Prof. Brian McArthur, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head (acting) at the College of Law and Management Studies and Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka, Deputy Public Protector of South Africa. The closing remarks will be provided by Caroline Sokoni, Public Protector of Zambia and Regional President of IOI Africa.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese. For more details, please see the Webniar invitation further down below.
Source: African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC)