Chief Ombudsman’s Invitation

Dear Colleagues,

With great pleasure, I would like to invite you to the 2nd Istanbul International Ombudsman Conference to be held on 18-19 November 2019.  The main theme of this year’s Conference is “Principles of Good Administration & Ombudsman”. This Conference will be realized in the framework of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for Empowerment of the Role of Ombudsman in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights”.

From transparency to equality, kindness to accountability, non-discrimination to fairness, protection of privacy to responsiveness, the principles of good administration are our daily guide to solve the citizens’ complaints regarding to public services. As Ombudsmen, we also work hard to improve the quality of public services by vigorously promoting these principles. The conference will be a platform to discuss theory and practice of these principles.

This annual event brings together many national and regional ombudsmen from all over the world as well as academicians, organizations and other interested participants. Thus, the Conference will provide a valuable opportunity for the participants to share their experiences, to learn about the global best practices on the role of Ombudsman in the Principles of Good Administration as well as to strengthen cooperation in protecting and promoting human rights, by bringing together the Ombudsmen from East and West. 

I am looking forward to the high honor of welcoming you at the 2nd Istanbul International Ombudsman Conference.  

Sincerely yours,



Chief Ombudsman