Press Release

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....

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...

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...

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 workshops and...

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 centralizes elections data to improve...

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...

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 70 países de la...

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 government...

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 OGP Steering Committee...

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 President François...

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