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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 enable everyone...

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 it’s our...

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 no deben ser...

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 mere eight founding countries...

MEDIA BRIEFING: Kenya Passes Long-Awaited Access to Information Bill

Nairobi, August 31 2016 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) would like to congratulate the government of Kenya and Kenyan civil society for passing the long-awaited Access to Information bill. This bill is an important commitment in Kenya’s 2nd National Action Plan and is part of a larger set of initiatives to enable effective and accountable government in Kenya. Commenting on the bill, Maureen Kariuki, OGP’s Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East said, “by providing...

Open Government Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue

*Embargoed until 20 July, 12:00 pm Philippine Standard Time* MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 20 JULY 2016 - The 2016 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue will be hosted by the Asian Development Bank on July 21st and 22nd at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The workshop, co-organized by ADB, OGP, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and IBM Philippines, will bring together 100 participants from across the region, including civil society partners, OGP...

Uruguay to host the Open Government Partnership Americas Regional Meeting

¿Quieres leer este comunicado de prensa en español? MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY- 27 MAY 2016- In preparation for the 2016 Regional Americas Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) held June 1st and 2nd, some 500 participants from government, civil society, the media, and business from 25 countries are gathering in Montevideo to discuss ways in which open government can be harnessed to address pressing issues in this region of the world. The event is co-organized by OGP, Agencia de Gobierno...

Uruguay será el anfitrión del Encuentro Regional de las Américas de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto

Want to read this press release in English? MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – 27 DE MAYO DE 2016 -  En preparación al Encuentro Regional de las Américas 2016 de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (Open Government Partnership - OGP por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevará a cabo el 1 y 2 de junio, alrededor de 500 participantes de gobiernos, la sociedad civil, los medios y el sector privado de 25 países se reunirán en Montevideo para discutir mecanismos a través de los cuales el gobierno puede abordar los...

PRESS RELEASE: Breakthroughs on open government at UK Anti-Corruption Summit

OGP recognized by global leaders for its value in advancing anti-corruption reform OGP highlights from the Summit: Strong endorsement for Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Anti-Corruption Summit Communique, signed by 40 attending governments, including role of civil society and accountability for implementation of commitments. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced his country’s intention to join OGP, adding to the 69 governments who are currently participating. Prime...

Open Government Partnership presenta a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo

Want to read this blog in English? Washington, DC. 10 de mayo de 2016: Open Government Partnership (OGP) se complace en dar la bienvenida a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo. Sanjay llega en un momento clave, pues se acerca el quinto aniversario de OGP en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en septiembre de 2016. “En los primeros cinco años ha habido un crecimiento impresionante en la cantidad de países que se han unido a la alianza y que han establecido miles de...

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