Vienna sees itself as a place of international encounter and therefore received considerable support from the national government and city of Vienna, which both consider that the move will strengthen Vienna’s status as a seat of international organisations. I believe that this also confirms the worldwide recognition of the role of the ombudsman as an old-established institution.
The new Secretary General also said he will be developing a website to provide information to all member institutions, from the legal basis to practical considerations, and organizing regional training programs. (Wein International.)
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