On September 20th, as world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the United Nations 66th General Assembly, the Open Government Partnership will formally launch with a series of high-level meetings highlighting the transformative nature of open governance.
Events will include day-long multi-stakeholder discussion, "The Power of Open," that brings together governments, civil society, industry leaders, academics and the media for a series of panels and networking events focused on the role of openness in improving responsiveness, fostering accountability, creating efficiencies, promoting innovation and growth, fighting corruption, improving performance, and capturing dispersed knowledge in support of smarter policies. You can view the most current version of the "The Power of Open" agenda at the bottom of the page.
There will also be a separate high-level OGP Launch event that afternoon, where the eight OGP Steering Committee governments will deliver their OGP action plans, sign a declaration of principles and welcome a new group of countries into the effort. This event will also be live streamed separately from the Power of Open Event at the following address: www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Details about Virtual Participation in Power of Open Event
"The Power of Open" event will be covered live by the OGP and media leaders to enable engagement by those who cannot attend in person and to encourage ongoing dialogue about the OGP. To view the OGP Power of Open Press Release, click here <link to OGP Power of Open Media Note>
To participate virtually in "The Power of Open" Event: