Published on 3 June 2021

Hosted by the Office of the Ombudsman, the 12th IOI World Conference with the theme “Giving voice to the voiceless”, concluded on Thursday 28th May.

The International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) is the global organisation for the cooperation of more than 200 independent Ombudsman institutions from more than 100 countries worldwide.

At the meeting of the General Assembly the Dublin Declaration was adopted. The Dublin Declaration sets out the contribution Ombudsman organisations will make to the UN Agenda 2030, especially the prerequisite of leaving ‘no one behind’ and ensuring that all persons can fulfil their potential in equality. The declaration commits to working towards achieving equality of access to vaccination, urging vaccines to be treated as a global public good to be made available equally around the globe.

The IOI paid tribute to Irish Ombudsman Peter Tyndall as outgoing IOI President, saying

“It is due to Mr Tyndall’s excellent leadership and the outstanding and exceptional services he rendered to the International Ombudsman Institute that our organization further thrived during the past five years. The IOI would like to take this opportunity and thank Peter Tyndall for his able and wise leadership and for so successfully steering the IOI towards a future as an organization that is recognized and respected at the international level.”

The Dublin Declaration can be read here