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OGP High-Level Event at the UN – September 24, 2014

On September 24th, 2014 there was an Open Government Partnership High-Level Event hosted by the OGP Co-Chairs* on behalf of the OGP Steering Committee.  The event was held in the United Nations Building in New York and centered around the theme of Citizen Action, Responsive Government.   


  • Presentation of the 2014 Open Government Awards honoring citizen engagement initiatives from around the world
  • Showcasing of flagship civic participation commitments from OGP participating countries
  • Welcome to new OGP Steering Committee members 
  • Vision for 2015 from the incoming OGP Co-Chairs 

* = OGP Co-Chairs: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, Rakesh Rajani and Suneeta Kaimal


Video Highlights:

Full Event Highlights

Speech by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (OGP Lead Chair)

Speech by Rakesh Rajani of Twaweza (OGP Lead Civil Society Chair)


Heads of State/ Government in Attendance:

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia (OGP Co-Chair)

President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania 

President Ivo Josipović of Croatia

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia 

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa (incoming OGP Co-Chair) .

President Filip Vujanović of Montenegro

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark

President Barack Obama of the United States (founding OGP Co-Chair)

President François Hollande of France

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico (OGP Co-Chair)

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