New-York, Mardi 20 septembre 2016

Mesdames, Messieurs les chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement,
Mesdames, Messieurs qui représentez vos pays,
Mesdames, Messieurs qui êtes engagés dans ce mouvement depuis plusieurs années, de Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert.

Je veux d'abord saluer Barack OBAMA qui a eu cette initiative et ensuite tous ceux qui ont voulu lui donner à la fois son sens et sa traduction pour les citoyens. J'ai conscience que les Présidents qui m'ont précédé ont eu à cœur de faire en sorte que cette initiative puisse prendre l'importance qu’elle a aujourd'hui.

Le Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert doit produire un impact toujours plus visible et tangible sur la vie des citoyens, sur leur volonté et leur capacité à s’engager dans l’élaboration des décisions qui touchent leur vie quotidienne et à participer à l’action publique.


20 September, 2016, New York

Honorable Co-chairs;

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,

We express our gratitude to the Government of South Africa for its efforts towards advancing the important agenda of Open Government Partnership in the past year and wish the Government of France all the success in its upcoming chairmanship. Our appreciation also goes to the civil society co-chairs for their dedication and support to the OGP principles and objectives.

As one of the first countries to join the OGP movement, between 2011 and 2016 Armenia has implemented two action plans, advancing reforms in budgeting, mining, healthcare, municipal management, freedom of information and lawmaking. The drafting process of the next Action Plan (2016-2018) marked a new benchmark, introducing such cutting-edge tools as crowdsourcing and co-design.

Over the past two months, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know leaders of subnational open government in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana and Jalisco, Mexico. Their passion for what they do—whether pioneering new ways of exchanging information with citizens about government resources, or advocating for an apolitical space in government to truly meet their constituents’ needs—has blown me away.

*** For Immediate Release ***

New York City, September 21, 2016 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Turkey will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP, having failed to deliver a National Action Plan since 2014 . It is the first time that OGP has placed a country in inactive status for acting contrary to OGP process for two consecutive action plan cycles. 

The decision follows a resolution approved unanimously by the OGP Steering Committee during their May 4, 2016 ministerial level meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. That resolution called for the government of Turkey to take steps to re-engage in OGP to avoid being automatically placed in inactive status. The requested steps included developing a National Action with broad civil society participation by September 1st, 2016.  

The United States is also announcing continued progress on its open government efforts.

NEW YORK, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - The Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its fifth anniversary today with a High-Level Forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Heads of State from around the world joined leading civil society figures to recommit to the value of open governance and the crucial role it can play in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.

NEW YORK, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 -  Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its five year anniversary with a high-level forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly today. Vice President Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia addressed the gathering of Heads of State and civil society leaders, discussing the benefits of OGP that have already been realized, as well as those to come. 

NEW YORK - 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its fifth anniversary with a high-level forum at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly today.

NUEVA YORK - 20  DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2016 - La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP por sus siglas en inglés) celebró su quinto aniversario con un foro de alto nivel al margen de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas el día de hoy.