The international community is currently defining new development goals – to finish the job of theMillennium Development Goals, and deliver on the vision of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in June 2012 (Rio+20). There is a global call from citizens, businesses and governments for open and accountable government to be at the heart of this agenda.
The Open Government Partnership has a unique role to play in establishing the importance of open government as both an enabler of development, and as an important outcome that citizens value in its own right. The OGP Steering Committee has written to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon supporting goals and targets on open government in the post-2015 agenda. This event builds on this ambition, exploring the role of the OGP in discussions about the post-2015 agenda.
The High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development co-chaired by Indonesia, Liberia and the United Kingdom recommended specific goals and targets on transparency, access to information, access to government data, and civic engagement. The Panel called for a fundamental shift - to recognize peace and good governance as core elements of wellbeing, not optional extras.
Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development
Rakesh Rajani, Twaweza
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Indonesia Minister and Chair of Indonesia’s National Committee on the Post-2015 Agenda
Introduced by: Vanessa Herringshaw (Transparency and Accountability Initiative)
Moderated by: Martin Tisne (Omidyar Network)