After ten years of offering, Taiwan will host the 26th Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region Conference in 2011. APOR is a regional group of the International Ombudsman Institute. Taipei officials with Control Yuan, an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government, said improved relations with Hong Kong lead to the agreement.
The announcement came at the first general meeting of the Pacific Ombudsman Alliance and the 25th annual APOR conference last week in Canberra, Australia. (China Post; Australia Commonwealth Ombudsman Press Release.)