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Open Government Partnership 2020 Virtual Leaders Summit

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8:00 - 10:30 New York / 9:00 - 11:30 Buenos Aires / 13:00-15:30 London / 14:00 - 16:30 Brussels / 16:00-18:30 Tbilisi / 21:00-23:30 Seoul

Open Government Partnership 2020 Virtual Leaders Summit


Building on OGP’s Open Response + Open Recovery campaign to promote accountability, transparency, and inclusivity in our collective response to COVID-19, OGP will host the 2020 Virtual Leaders Summit, a virtual gathering of leaders in government and civil society who have played a central role in their countries to ensure a full, fair, and inclusive response and recovery.

Heads of State and Government of OGP Steering Committee countries, high level government officials, and leaders in civil society will discuss the role of open government innovations in effective pandemic management and tracking trillions of dollars in stimulus and safety net packages.

The event will also mark the leadership handover of the OGP Steering Committee from the Government of Argentina and Robin Hodess (B Team) to the Government of the Republic of Korea and Maria Baron (Directorio Legislativo).

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time: 8:00 – 10:30 New York / 9:00 – 11:30 Buenos Aires / 13:00-15:30 London / 14:00 – 16:30 Brussels / 16:00-18:30 Tbilisi / 21:00-23:30 Seoul




H.E. Alberto Fernández, President of the Republic of Argentina

H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic

H.E. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

H.E. Giuseppe Conte, President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Italy

H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa

Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and OGP Ambassador

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Nigeria

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and OGP Ambassador

María Baron, Global Executive Director, Directorio Legislativo

Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Argentina

Young Chin, Minister of the Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea

Aidan Eyakuze, Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa

Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International

Ángel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD

Robin Hodess, Director of Governance & Transparency, The B Team

Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and OGP Ambassador

Lysa John, Secretary-General, CIVICUS

Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, Canada

Geoffrey Okamoto, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Joe Powell, Deputy CEO, Open Government Partnership

Sanjay Pradhan, CEO, Open Government Partnership

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Now is the time for leaders in the open government movement to join forces to ensure transparency, accountability, participation, and inclusion are at the center of response and recovery initiatives, including involving the voices of all citizens in unprecedented stimulus programs, a robust monitoring and audit of public services, defending civil liberties, and supporting independent and free media.

Moderated by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark, this event will be hosted on the sidelines of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This event will have live interpretation available in English, Spanish, French, and Korean. A recording of the session will be available here.

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