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Julia Keutgen

Parliamentary Development Specialist

Mrs. Julia Keutgen is a Parliamentary Development Specialist at UNDP Brussels Liaison Office working on parliamentary development since 2011, including on parliamentary openness and innovation. Before that, she worked in the Democratic Governance Group on anti-corruption and judicial integrity issues providing policy advice and programme support to UNDP country offices. Prior to her appointment in New York, Julia worked from 2006-2008 in UNDP Burundi as a programme analyst on access to justice and criminal justice. Her previous positions included advisor in the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and governance programme officer at the Belgian Technical Cooperation. She graduated with a master’s degree in law from the University of Leuven in 2002 and in international politics from the University of Paris in 2005.

Julia can be reached at and +32 2 274 1032

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OGP Steering Committee approves legislative engagement policy

Last week, the OGP Steering Committee formally approved a new parliamentary engagement policy, which more clearly outlines rules for parliamentary participation in the initiative and recognizes the value of legislative engagement in open government reform efforts. A draft version of…

Announcing the Open Parliament Action Plan in Ukraine

  Friday, February 5th, marked the launch of the Open Parliament Action Plan in Ukraine and the endorsement by parliament of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. For Ukraine, the Open Parliament initiative has become a long-awaited opportunity to connect the…