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Media Briefing: Government of Hungary Withdraws from the Open Government Partnership

    Paris, France - December 7, 2016 - Yesterday, the OGP Steering Committee received a letter from the Government of Hungary announcing its immediate withdrawal from the partnership. The Government of Hungary had been under review by OGP since July 2015 for concerns raised by civil society organizations regarding their space to operate in the country. Background: The Government of Hungary developed two National Action Plans while...

Open Government Partnership statement on domestic OGP developments in Mexico

The Open Government Partnership has been closely following the recent developments regarding the national OGP platform in Mexico. The decision yesterday by Mexican civil society organizations to leave the national OGP platform is a statement that challenges everyone working on open government around the world. OGP represents a truly global network of reformers, and we stand ready to offer all our resources, energy and solidarity to Mexican actors to come together and find a way forward. The...

World Leaders Endorse OGP’s Paris Declaration on International Anti-Corruption Day

PARIS, FRANCE December 9, 2016  Eighty Governments and hundreds of civil society organizations from around the world have signed up to collective actions in the Paris Declaration, including several on anti-corruption. This comes at the close of the 3-day Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris which also saw the launch of new open government reforms by the 15 members of OGP’s Subnational Pilot Program, the addition of five new countries to the partnership and over 600...

Open Government Partnership launches new subnational programme; Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hosts historic international gathering of local leaders

"Bringing citizens closer to the local governments that serve them" PARIS, FRANCE December 9, 2016 - The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, hosted a dedicated subnational open government track with government leaders and civil society partners from 15 cities, subnational and devolved governments around the world as part of the 4th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit. Leading voices in local government from major cities, counties, provinces, regions, and states across the...

Media Briefing: OGP Welcomes Theo Chiviru to its Africa-Based Staff

Washington DC, February 16, 2017  -  Open Government Partnership (OGP) is happy to announce the addition of Theophilous Chiviru to its staff as Government Support & Exchange Officer for Africa. In this role, he will support OGP countries in Africa to develop and implement high quality, relevant and ambitious OGP National Action Plans, thereby potentially improving the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the continent.  Chiviru joins OGP...

Twelve Governments Competing to Lead the Open Government Partnership

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2017 - Governments from around the world have submitted applications to help lead the global movement for open governance as Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee members. OGP is a positive global movement for openness and deeper democracy, and a countervailing force against the rise in populism, closing of civic space and distrust in government. Countries that applied to leadership...

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...

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...

Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea Elected to Lead the Open Government Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 16, 2017 - The governments of Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea have been elected by their peers to join the leadership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP has led the charge for open governance and citizen-centered democracy for over five years, promoting cooperation and collaboration between governments and civil society to create policy for the people, by the people. 93% of eligible OGP participating governments voted in the election. OGP...

Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea Elected to Lead the Open Government Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 16, 2017 - The governments of Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea have been elected by their peers to join the leadership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP has led the charge for open governance and citizen-centered democracy for over five years, promoting cooperation and collaboration between governments and civil society to create policy for the people, by the people. 93% of eligible OGP participating governments voted in the election. OGP CEO...

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