October 4, 2011 - 11:51pm
The United States and Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New York launched a transparency initiative for open government, reported the Epoch Times. Called the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the initiative includes 46 governments around the world and is an effort to support "national efforts to...
October 4, 2011 - 11:49pm
The U.S. committed to implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as part of the launch of the Open Government Partnership, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The U.S was one of eight nations on Tuesday to release their commitments to the Open Government Partnership, a...
October 4, 2011 - 11:48pm
President Obama said last fall in a speech at the United Nations that he wanted governments to be transparent: “In all parts of the world, we see the promise of innovation to make government more open and accountable,” he told the U.N. General Assembly in September 2010.
October 4, 2011 - 11:45pm
Representatives from more 40 nations aspiring to the ideals of an open society convened in New York on Tuesday to announce their shared commitment to transparency and greater civic participation in public affairs. The event is part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative that was...
October 4, 2011 - 11:42pm
President Barack Obama has called on world governments to promote transparency and openness, speaking at the inauguration of the US-Brazilian initiative Open Government Partnership, at the UN. The American leader addressed both emerging and established democracies. In his opinion, new technologies...
October 4, 2011 - 11:40pm
NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday challenged the heads and representatives of 46 countries to improve government at the Open Government Partnership meeting.
October 4, 2011 - 11:38pm
This week, President Obama is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly to meet with partners and address a range of issues with the international community, including open government.
October 4, 2011 - 11:37pm
U.S. President Barack Obama has told a forum in New York that open societies, economies and governments make the “strongest foundation for human progress.” The U.S. president spoke Tuesday at the United Nations to inaugurate a new international Open Government Partnership.
October 4, 2011 - 11:35pm
LONDON - Campaigners for financial transparency today welcomed the U.S. decision to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).  It becomes the first G8 country to commit to the mechanism and only the second OECD country, after Norway, to join. 
October 4, 2011 - 11:32pm
NEW YORK CITY -- President Benigno Aquino III joined 45 other world leaders in formally launching the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new...
October 4, 2011 - 11:27pm
President Atta Mills has joined 45 other Democratic Leaders in the World to launch the Open Government Partnership. Led by the United States of America, the Global Initiative is to offer more transparent, effective and Accountable. Governments that are alive to the aspirations to their populace....
October 4, 2011 - 11:26pm
NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama lauded efforts being made in villages across India to empower citizens and promote transparency in governance at a global forum here, which incidentally India has decided not to join
October 4, 2011 - 11:25pm
The governments of Tanzania and Kenya will join 40 other countries in a pledge to be more open to their citizens by signing the Open Government Partnership today.
October 4, 2011 - 11:24pm
The U.K. wants to provide financial incentives to promote government transparency around the world, as the Internet and pro-democracy movements make it easier for the public to review government data, Francis Maude, a senior British minister said in an interview.
October 4, 2011 - 11:22pm
The White House on Tuesday released its National Action Plan for Open Government, part of a 50-nation Open Government Partnership officially launched on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
October 4, 2011 - 11:20pm
On his first day in office, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, launching the Open Government Initiative and making openness a high priority for the Administration. Over the past two years, federal agencies have worked hard to make information about how...
October 4, 2011 - 11:18pm
Civil society should be well informed about the activities of the authorities, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said in New York, while speaking with journalists about the Open Government Partnership initiative.
October 4, 2011 - 5:54pm
The White House released a status report last Friday afternoon on its open government initiatives. The report sets the stage for the eagerly awaited U.S. Action Plan on transparency, which will be announced at the United Nations tomorrow as one of several plans presented by countries participating...
October 4, 2011 - 5:52pm
The Obama administration intends to modernize federal records management, improve whistleblower laws and track all U.S. financial assistance to foreign governments, according to a new national plan. White House officials published the National Action Plan for the United States of America on Sept....
October 4, 2011 - 5:49pm
The White House said Tuesday it will leverage technology to try to expedite Freedom of Information Act requests. That came in the announcement of the latest open government initative. As anyone who follows the Federal Communications Commission knows, openness and transparency are the...
October 4, 2011 - 4:59pm
On September 20, major governments from around the world, along with representatives of civil society, launched the Open Government Partnership in New York City. This is an initiative designed, according to the Partnership’s declaration, to increase access to information about government...