Rabat, 01/12/2023 (MAP) – The Kingdom’s Ombudsman was elected Thursday to the board of directors of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) for the African region.
In addition to the Kingdom’s Ombudsman, South Africa’s Public Protector, Malawi’s Ombudsman and Zambia’s Public Protector were also elected to represent the continent on the Board of Directors of this Institute, the kingdom’s Ombudsman said in a press release.
The new members will begin their roles during the the General Assembly and the 13th International Conference which will take place in May 2024 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) was established in 1978. It is the only global organization representing more than 200 independent Ombudsman institutions across the world and is organized in six regional chapters: Africa, Asia, Australasia & Pacific, Europe, Caribbean & Latin America, and North America.
The IOI is committed to promoting the Ombudsman concept and it does so in a variety of ways. It raises awareness and encourages the creation of Ombudsman institutions where they do not exist. It promotes information exchange and helps members build capacity by way of shared learning and training.
The IOI funds research and projects that are of importance to its members and it supports Ombudsman institutions who come under threat or operate under difficult circumstances.