10 World Leaders Speaking at #OGPatUN

Nine heads of state or government will speak at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2014 to mark OGP's third anniversary (hashtag: #OGPatUN).

Entitled, Open Government Partnership: Citizen Action, Responsive Government, the event will: 

  • Present the first annual Open Government Awards to recognize innovative projects that have found bold and creative ways to engage citizens in designing and/or influencing the design and implementation of public policy and services with the ultimate goal of making government more open, responsive and accountable to citizens' needs (hashtag: #OpenGovAwards).
  • Showcase and build momentum behind powerful initiatives in new country action plans to advance open government; and
  • Articulate why and illustrate how government-civil society cooperation is essential for advancing human development.

The leaders confirmed to attend are:

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia

The government of Indonesia is currently a co-chair of OGP

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The government of Mexico is currently a co-chair of OGP

President Barack Obama of the United States

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania

President Ivo Josipović of Croatia 

President Filip Vujanović of Montenegro

President François Hollande of France

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark

OGP has grown into a global movement of 64 countries, hundreds of civil society organizations, and over a dozen foundations and other partners working together for transparency, accountability and public participation. This week, we presented our four-year strategy for 2015-18.

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