As we embarked on the final day of the International Ombudsman Conference discussing “The Right to Good Administration: myth, aspiration or reality?” This session deliberated on strengthening relationships between independent state offices and public administration.
Transitioning to the conference’s culmination, the Closing Session began with an encompassing report by the conference rapporteur, Dr George Vital Zammit, offering attendees a summative perspective of the dialogues and primary conclusions (link to report). This segued into the unveiling and endorsement of the Malta Declaration by the Maltese Parliamentary Ombudsman, Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon. This Declaration underscores the pivotal role of sound administration in governance and societal prosperity. The complete declaration is available here.
Bringing the conference to a close, remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bernard Grech, and the Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon Robert Abela (link to speech).