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PARIS, FRANCE December 9, 2016  Eighty Governments and hundreds of civil society organizations from around the world have signed up to collective actions in the Paris Declaration, including several on anti-corruption.

A miniature democratic revolution is underway. Some of you are already familiar with the Open Government Partnership (OGP), or this organisation of governments and civil society organizations doing remarkable work to advance openness in government and citizen engagement. 

From December 7 - 9, Paris will host a worldwide gathering of government reformers and civil society organizations in the Open Government Partnership Summit. The attendees have all pledged to work together in genuine dialogue and collaboration in support of improved quality of governance and service delivery between governments and civil society.

Entre les Panama Papers, les Bahamas leaks, le procès Luxleaks et sa condamnation des lanceurs d’alertes, l’année 2016 aura eu son lot de crises et de révélations qui auront permis d’identifier encore un peu plus clairement l'ampleur des transactions secrètes, évasions et autres fraudes fiscales.

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Paris Salle Pleyel - Wednesday 7th December 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of State, of government,

Ladies and Gentlemen, representatives of the many countries associated with this summit for open government,

Ladies and Gentlemen the elected representatives, civil society representatives and committed individuals,

It is a great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the OGP Global Summit in Paris. I’d particularly like to recognize President Hollande and his team, whose leadership and commitment to open government have been invaluable.

I would also like to thank my civil society colleagues, especially those on the frontlines, working in the most challenging circumstances to protect and advance open government.

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

My mother: “It is already winter in Paris. If you think whatever you are going there to do is not valuable, please don’t go”. Me: “It is valuable. OGP is the place where countries who want to do better for their citizens come together.” My mother: “Are they the same group you said will help reduce corruption?”

English Version »

Los desafíos de género en los poderes del Estado, aún, tienen un largo camino por recorrer. Y no solo la agenda política y social coyuntural tiñe la necesidad de un cambio sociocultural, que por siglos fortaleció al género masculino oprimiendo el rol de la mujer en la igualdad de condiciones.