New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman and Director of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), Judge Peter Boshier is in Vanuatu. Judge Boshier arrived at the Bauerfield airport yesterday afternoon, where he was welcomed by Vanuatu’s acting Ombudsman, Alain Wai Molgos.
He will be visiting some prominent government officers and members of diplomatic missions in Vanuatu from the 22nd to 24th of August.
As one of the 18 world directors of the IOI and one out of three specifically in charge of the Pacific region, Boshier has been visiting a number of Pacific Polynesian countries in need of support and assistance in the spreading of the role of an Ombudsman.
The purpose of these meetings is to raise awareness on the importance of the role of the Ombudsman in the Pacific region and to build a strong and fruitful relationships with not only the IOI but also the Pacific Ombudsman institutions themselves.
Vanuatu has benefited from several program activities funded by the IOI. This is Judge Boshier’s 8th visit to Vanuatu.