Ombudsman elected as IOI Regional Director

Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Gwendolien Mossel was recently elected with overwhelming support as a Director of the Caribbean & Latin American Region of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).

With her election, Ms. Mossel joins her colleague, the Ombudsman of Curaçao Mr. Keursly Concincion, on the Board of Directors of the IOI.

The International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), established in 1978, is the only global organization for the cooperation of more than 200 independent Ombudsman institutions from more than 100 countries worldwide.

The IOI is organized in six regional chapters (Africa, Asia, Australasia & Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean & Latin America, and North America). In its effort to focus on good governance and capacity building, the IOI supports its members in a threefold way: training, research, and regional subsidies for projects.

Ms. Mossel is looking forward to working with her colleagues on the IOI Board and is scheduled to attend the upcoming annual meeting of the IOI Board of Directors slated for May of this year in New York.