Azerbaijan

OGP in the News - Week of June 26, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. There was a lot of news this week in the world of OGP, including stories on Spain’s latest OGP action plan, “openwashing” in France and Taiwan, a look at New Zealand’s opengov commitments, and updates from the most recent OGP Steering Committee meeting. El Confidencial announced that Spain’s Ministry of Finance and Public...

Azerbaijan to Maintain its Inactive Status in the Open Government Partnership

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2017 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will maintain its inactive status in OGP, due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. The response policy was triggered in March 2015 when concerns were raised by three civil society organizations - Publish What You Pay, Civicus and Article 19 - about difficulties faced by civil society in Azerbaijan. After carrying out...