It gives me great pleasure to intimate that the 14th AOA Conference and 17th AOA BoD Meeting will be hosted by the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan on 24-25 November 2015.

The events will provide a wonderful opportunity for the sharing of experiences, success stories and best practices for the promotion of Ombudsmanship and Good Governance in the region and the world at large.

The theme of the AOA Conference, “Challenges of Ombudsmanship”, implicitly open and all-encompassing, is one, I am sure, that will allow everyone to shed their unique light and perspective on it and this aspect, per se, should make the presentations engaging and interesting. I, for one, am looking forward to a lively session!

It also gives me immense satisfaction to see that the AOA has cruised to a comfortable position since its establishment 19 years ago. Relatively speaking, it has been smooth sailing all the way. Indeed, the pedestal it now occupies is ideal because I sincerely believe that Asia will very soon occupy a paramount place in the world of the Ombudsmen.

The AOA website has been upgraded to facilitate to the optimum level the interaction among the members of AOA and to create effective linkages among them with the aim to give the desired boost to our collective will, wisdom and the work we all do for the elevation of Ombudsmanship. Our mutual interest is to provide quick and cost-free relief to the common man at the grassroot level in the Asian partner countries. I hope you will find the rejuvenation of this website appealing, informative and useful.

I wish you utmost success in your noble endeavors and hope that you all will have a splendid time during your stay in this garden city of ours. Thank you.