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Africa: Open Government Partnership Marks 5 Year Anniversary at United Nations

*** For Immediate Release *** NEW YORK - 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its fifth anniversary with a high-level forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly today. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, one of the partnership's eight founding members and current OGP government co-chair, addressed the high-level gathering of Heads of State and civil society leaders saying “The journey we have travelled together from a...

Mexico: La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto celebra su quinto aniversario en las Naciones Unidas

*** Para publicación inmediata *** NUEVA YORK - 20 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2016 - La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP por sus siglas en inglés) celebró su quinto aniversario con un foro de alto nivel al margen de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas el día de hoy. Alejandro González, copresidente saliente del Comité Directivo de OGP y Director Ejecutivo de Gestión Social y Cooperación retó a los socios a ser más ambiciosos en su trabajo: “Los temas en los que trabajamos...

Europe: Open Government Partnership Marks 5 Year Anniversary at United Nations

*** For Immediate Release *** NEW YORK - 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its fifth anniversary with a high-level forum at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly today. French President François Hollande, OGP lead government co-chair, addressed the high-level gathering of Heads of State and civil society leaders cautioning that "the real peril for democracy is indifference, and that happens when decisions are made without the people. So...

Asia: Open Government Partnership Marks 5 Year Anniversary at United Nations

*** For Immediate Release *** NEW YORK, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its five year anniversary with a high-level forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly today. Vice President Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia addressed the gathering of Heads of State and civil society leaders, discussing the benefits of OGP that have already been realized, as well as those to come. “This is our lesson learned: government opens greater doors that...

General Release: Open Government Partnership Marks 5 Year Anniversary at United Nations

*** For Immediate Release ***   NEW YORK, 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 - The Open Government Partnership (OGP) marked its fifth anniversary today with a High-Level Forum on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Heads of State from around the world joined leading civil society figures to recommit to the value of open governance and the crucial role it can play in solving some of the world's most pressing issues. During the forum, incoming OGP government co-chair...

Turkey made inactive in the Open Government Partnership

*** For Immediate Release *** New York City, September 21, 2016 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Turkey will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP, having failed to deliver a National Action Plan since 2014 . It is the first time that OGP has placed a country in inactive status for acting contrary to OGP process for two consecutive action plan cycles. The decision follows a resolution approved unanimously by the...

France to host the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris

Version en español » On December 7-9, 2016, France will host the 4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris. Coming at a critical time for global democratic renewal and the pushback against populism and divisiveness, French President Francois Hollande has called the event “the COP for Democracy.” Among the 3000 guests registered to attend are heads of state, ministers from the partnership's 70 countries, hundreds of civil society leaders, academics, and influential...

Francia será la sede de la Cumbre Global de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto en París

English Version » Del 7 al 9 de diciembre de 2016, Francia será la sede de la cuarta Cumbre Global de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP por sus siglas en inglés) en París. En un momento crucial para la renovación de la democracia y la lucha contra el populismo y la división, el presidente de Francia, Francois Hollande, se refirió al evento como “la COP para la democracia”. Entre los 3000 asistentes registrados en la Cumbre se encuentran jefes de Estado, ministros de los...

Leaders at OGP Summit call for greater government openness in response to worrying global trends

PARIS, FRANCE - December 7, 2016 - The 4th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit began today with over a dozen heads of state, thousands of civil society leaders and other high-level open government reformers calling for greater openness in government to serve as a countervailing force to rising authoritarianism and closing civic space in many parts of the world. Over 4000 participants are attending the three-day event, to advance crucial open government issues such as the fight...

Making Transparency Count: The Open Government Awards

PARIS, December 7 - The Third Annual Open Government Awards winners were announced today at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Paris, France. Taking home the top prize was the Ukrainian initiative, ProZorro, which sheds light on corrupt procurement practices in that country. Ukraine also received special recognition for the involvement of youth in the project. Second place went to the API Pemilu platform from Perludem in Indonesia, which...

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