A meeting and seminar of the AOMF are held at the invitation of the Monegasque High Commissioner
Ombudsmen play an essential role in mediation and protecting the public. At the invitation of Anne Eastwood, the Monegasque High Commissioner for the Protection of Rights, Liberties and for Mediation, who joined this network in October 2015, twenty or so Mediators and Ombudsmen officiating in fifteen French-speaking countries met in the Principality from 19 to 21 October 2016 in connection with a meeting held under the aegis of the AOMF, which brings together mediation and rights protection institutions from French-speaking countries.
The meetings of the network's governing bodies were followed by an extended seminar on the role of the Ombudsmen in defending basic human rights. The work of this seminar was officially opened by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.