8th Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership
- We, the members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee, on the occasion of the 8th OGP Global Summit in Tallinn, Estonia, renew our commitment to the Open Government Partnership and the values and principles enshrined in the Open Government Declaration.
- We believe that open government approaches are essential for strengthening our democracies and delivering better outcomes for our people, and see OGP as a valuable platform to address important challenges facing our countries, including shrinking civic space; widening economic inequality and deepening marginalization of vulnerable populations; and intensifying effects of climate change. As OGP, our mission is to inspire, connect and enable a growing community of reformers and champions from government and civil society to take action together in responding to these challenges.
- We commit to delivering on the Partnership’s 2023-2028 Strategy by raising our collective ambition to implement transformative open government reforms and inspiring others to do the same. To galvanize progress, we will launch an Open Government Challenge that invites all members of the partnership to make concrete progress on open government approaches in key policy goals over the next five years. These include reforms in: Access to information, Anti corruption, Civic space, Climate and environment, Digital governance, Fiscal openness, Gender, Justice, Media freedom and Public participation. Wherever possible, we will seek to leverage the OGP platform to advance existing global commitments on these topics.
- We acknowledge that advancing open government requires commitment and action across all levels and branches of government. We encourage increased participation in the OGP Local program from all members.
- We intend to expand and protect civic space by taking actions to improve the enabling environment for civil society and to protect freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association. We remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting civil society champions, promoting peer learning and fostering connections.
- We commit to providing strong high-level support for the open government agenda to help forge broader and stronger coalitions of reformers, enhance the capacity of governments to implement open government commitments, and to build a strong pipeline of open government leaders domestically and globally.
- We will partner with like-minded organizations and institutions, and use our participation in global and regional fora to engage allies in advancing open government, including by leveraging the OGP platform to translate global commitments into country action.
- We encourage all OGP members and the wider open government community to share successes and lessons learned, so we can inspire each other, find opportunities for collaboration and make OGP a home of open government learning and expertise.
- We stand in solidarity with, and resolve to unwaveringly continue supporting, the people of Ukraine, and the efforts of government and civil society who continue to advance open government reforms in the face of aggression by the Russian Federation.
- We call on all OGP members to join us in these collective commitments and efforts for the next five years, starting at the 2023 OGP Global Summit, in Tallinn, Estonia.
The OGP Steering Committee, September 5, 2023
The Government of Nigeria and the Government of Morocco abstained from point number nine of the Tallinn Commitment.