Pre-Summit OGP Thematic Events
Ahead of the 2021 OGP Global Summit hosted by the Republic of Korea and the U.S.-led Summit for Democracy, the OGP Support Unit and partners are hosting a series of thematic events around priority areas, including justice, anti-corruption, and gender and inclusion.
- Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders
- Driving Up Global Ambition on Beneficial Ownership Transparency at the Summit for Democracy and Beyond
- Shaping the Agenda on Gender and Open Government
These events have already occurred. Watch the recordings below.
Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders
Hosted by: The Government of Latvia, in cooperation with OECD, OGP, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
The second edition of the Global Dialogue of Justice Leaders brought together ministers of justice and other justice leaders to shape the future of domestic and global cooperation for justice.
Building on the growing movement for people-centered justice, the Global Dialogue explored how justice systems can:
- Develop an integrated and interdisciplinary justice response to present and future global crises.
- Increase trust and accountability by promoting the adoption of open government principles across the justice system.
- Enable justice systems to contribute to a vibrant social contract and reinforce democratic values by putting people at centre of justice.
This event is part of the Global Week for Justice 2021. Learn more here.
Driving Up Global Ambition on Beneficial Ownership Transparency at the Summit for Democracy and Beyond
Hosted by: OGP and the Government of the United Kingdom, in collaboration with Open Ownership, Transparency International, the B Team and other partners
The recent revelations of the Pandora Papers have once again shown the role played by secrecy in the global financial system. The use of shell companies and other legal vehicles to hide money and evade taxes undermines our democratic institutions and reduces resources for public services, like health and education.
There has been global progress on reforms to increase corporate transparency in recent years, including many countries who have established – or are establishing – a central register of company ownership. Several of these countries have also founded the Beneficial Ownership Leadership Group to share best practice, inspire ambition and to support each other on implementation. The event drew on the experience of the Leadership Group and explored ideas for cross-country action and collaboration.
Anti-corruption, including beneficial ownership transparency, is a priority of the upcoming Summit for Democracy and OGP Global Summit as a means to strengthen democracy. This public event was part of the build up to both Summits, and brought together high-level government representatives, civil society organizations, representatives from the private sector, and international partner organizations.
The roundtable discussion included reflections from:
|Government of Armenia
|Yeranuhi Tumanyants, Deputy Minister of Justice
|Government of Colombia
|Beatriz Londoño Patiño, Secretary General of Transparency
|Government of Georgia
|Otar Danelia, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
|Government of Latvia
|Jānis Bordāns, Minister of Justice
|Government of Nigeria
|Clem Agba, Minister of State of Budget and Planning
|Government of North Macedonia
|Marija Boskovska Jankovski, Director of the Central Registry of North Macedonia
|Government of Panama
|Eloy Fisher, Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance
|Government of the Slovak Republic
|Mária Kolíková, Minister of Justice
|Government of Ukraine
|Sergii Orlov, Deputy Minister of Justice, and Digital Transformation
|Government of the United Kingdom
|Duncan Tessier, Director of Economic Crime, Home Office and John Penrose M.P., Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion
|Government of the United States
|Scott Rembrandt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Policy in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the Department of the Treasury and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the FATF.
Multilateral organizations attendees
|Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
|Elisa de Anda Madrazo, Vice-President
Civil Society attendees
|Access Info Europe
|Publish What You Pay Canada
|Publish What You Pay Indonesia
|The B Team
|Delia Ferreira Rubio
|Transparency International U.K.
|Rachel Davies Teka
Private Sector attendees
Shaping the Agenda on Gender and Open Government
Watch the recordings in English, Spanish, and French here.
Hosted by: OGP and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
This 90-minute session brought together OGP governments, civil society, and partners who are shaping the agenda on gender and open government. The first segment of the session included brief updates with the community on what we’ve learned and where we see entry points in the year ahead. Country reformers highlighted new commitments and approaches to increasing gender equality in open government commitments. After, participants broke out into working groups focused on key thematic entry points for OGP partners and governments over the coming year. Breakout conversations were not recorded.