Open Government Partnership Welcomes President-Elect Emmanuel Macron as Co-Chair
***For Immediate Release***
PARIS, FRANCE – May 8, 2017 – We welcome the election of President-Elect Emmanuel Macron, who will now chair the Open Government Partnership until September, and who has been an important voice on the virtues of openness and tolerance. France successfully hosted the recent global OGP summit in Paris in December, and we look forward to working with the new leadership to continue building a powerful, positive global movement for openness and deeper democracy, and a countervailing force against the rise of closed government.
OGP was formally launched on September 20, 2011, on the sidelines of a UN General Assembly meeting, when eight heads of state, along with nine civil society leaders, endorsed the Open Government Declaration and published the first cohort of OGP National Action Plans.
Today OGP is composed of 75 national governments, 15 subnational governments, seven multilateral organizations, and thousands of civil society organizations who together have made over 3,000 commitments towards open government reforms to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make governments more open, effective, and accountable to citizens around the world.
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