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Remarks by Mukelani Dimba at OGP's UNGA72 High Level Event

Placing the daily needs and concerns of your people at the forefront of your OGP innovations Good afternoon honoured guests, colleagues, and friends of OGP. We meet here today under the theme: “How open government can help renew democracy and rebuild citizens’ trust?, while the theme of this year’s UN General Assembly is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for all on a Sustainable Planet”. Both these themes speak directly to my own motivation for being part of...

Remarks by Frans Timmermans at OGP's UNGA72 High Level Event

These remarks are from the transcript of the event's video feed.   Macron did not win the election by informing people, he won the election by inspiring people.  He couldn't have inspired people if they didn't trust his character or his professionalism.  It's a combination of factors that creates that success.     People have feelings of insecurity about their future.  They are not necessarily unhappy with the present - but they fear the future. ...

OGP in the News - #UNGA72 Edition

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.This week, the OGP media spotlight was pointed at New York, as the OGP team and global civil society joined world leaders to participate in the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA72).OGP’s event, “Rebuilding Trust in Government,” took place on Tuesday, September 19, bringing together high-level leaders from government and...

OGP - A Historic Opportunity in Today’s Geo-political Context

Remarks at UNGA High-Level Event, “Rebuilding Trust in Government” Excellencies, OGP Leaders, We meet at a time when democracy is under threat in many parts of the world, civic freedoms are under attack in over 100 countries, authoritarianism is on the rise, and trust in government is at an all-time low. But it is precisely at this time, now more than ever, that the Open Government Partnership - with 75 countries, more and more local governments, and thousands of civil society...

Progress In Partnerships: The B Team & OGP Team Up to Fight Corruption

Originally appeared on the B-Team website. Recognising that cross-sector collaboration is key to realising commitments and measuring progress, The B Team and Open Government Partnership today unveiled a new partnership to support private sector efforts for increased transparency in business and governments worldwide. The collaborative effort will help restore public trust by advocating for beneficial ownership transparency, open contracting and...

B-Team - OGP Partnership

Remarks by Sanjay Pradhan at the 2017 Concordia Summit, Septeber 19, 2017 We are very excited about this OGP-BTeam partnership. In a world beset with crises of trust, closing civic space and rising authoritarianism, the 75-country Open Government Partnership can be a countervailing force to rebuild trust. A countervailing force of reformers from government, civil society and the private sector co-creating actions to open government. In this, the private sector is a vital partner and...

Republic of Georgia to Succeed France as Open Government Partnership Chair

Transition to Occur at High Level Event Showcasing OGP’s New Publication on the Importance of Trust in Government NEW YORK, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017 -  The Open Government Partnership (OGP) co-chairmanship will pass from the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Mr. Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute, to Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of the Republic of Georgia and Mr. Mukelani Dimba of the International School for Transparency. “We are excited to...

“Rebuilding Trust in Government” - OGP at the UN

An OGP High-Level Side Event to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017Time: 5:00 - 6:30pmLocation: United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York Watch here or visit YouTube for the recording of the event. This event brought together an international coalition of Heads of State and Government, civil society organizations, and civic tech entrepreneurs to promote transparency in public action,...

Declaration de Co-Presidence de la France et du World Resources Institute pour le Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert

English Version » Octobre 2016 – Septembre 2017 Le Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert doit produire un impact toujours plus visible et tangible sur la vie des citoyens, sur leur volonté et leur capacité à s’engager dans l’élaboration des décisions qui touchent leur vie quotidienne et à participer à l’action publique. Nous y parviendrons, en élaborant des actions et coopérations concrètes qui nouent de nouvelles alliances entre la société civile et les Etats et gouvernements, en étendant...

France and the World Resources Institute Co-Chair Declaration for OGP

Version Française » October 2016 - September 2017 We aim to ensure that the Open Government Partnership has a tangible impact on the wellbeing of people and their ability to engage in decisions that affect their lives. To achieve this, we will develop innovative tools and partnerships to strengthen the relationship between governments and their people. We will prioritize our efforts on Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Transparency, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, and Digital Commons...

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