The 11th Meeting & General Assembly of the Association of the Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM) took place in Nafplion, Greece, on October 4th and 5th, 2021. The event brought together ombudsmen and similar institutions from the Mediterranean region.
The gathering began with a reception at Palamidi Castle, in the Municipality of Nafplion. Her Excellency Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou, the President of the Hellenic Republic, delivered a speech highlighting the importance of human rights and cooperation.
Discussions were held at the historic “Vouleftikon”, focusing on migration and human rights, sustainable energy sources, and climate change and natural disasters in the Mediterranean region.
During the General Assembly, the Nafplion Declaration was adopted, strengthening human rights and cooperation among member institutions. The proposal for a new Charter of the Union, including the renewal of the President’s term and the Steering Committee, was discussed and voted upon. Two new members from Ukraine and Russia were welcomed into the AOM.
Established in 2008, the AOM aims to defend human rights, foster cooperation, and raise awareness of rights and obligations among Mediterranean citizens. The successful conclusion of the 11th Meeting & General Assembly reinforces the AOM’s commitment to a more inclusive and equitable Mediterranean.
The AOM will continue its work to promote freedom, justice, and equality, making a lasting impact on individuals and communities in the region.