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Tecnología cívica para el gobierno abierto: un hackaton para elaborar la caja de herramientas del gobierno abierto

El 21 de septiembre, Etalab y Civic Hall co-organizaron un hackaton en Nueva York para elaborar la caja de herramientas de gobierno abierto. El evento se dio tras el proceso de entrega de la presidencia de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto  (OGP por sus siglas en inglés) de Sudáfrica a Francia durante la ceremonia que se llevó a cabo en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas el 20 de septiembre. El evento inició con las palabras de Andrew Rasiej, Director Ejecutivo y fundador de Civic...

OGP: A cinco años, lo que podemos esperar en el futuro

Al margen de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (AGNU) de la semana pasada, junto con jefes de Estado y cientos de miembros de la sociedad civil que se reunieron en Manhattan, celebramos el quinto aniversario de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto. Hace cinco años, también durante la AGNU, ocho gobiernos y nueve organizaciones de la sociedad civil presentaron OGP, iniciativa que ahora ha crecido a ser un movimiento de 70 países y cientos de organizaciones de la sociedad civil...

OGP: the five-year milestone and what lies ahead

On the margins of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) two weeks ago, alongside the heads of state and hundreds of civil society who crowded the streets of midtown Manhattan, we celebrated five years of Open Government Partnership. It was at the UNGA five years ago that OGP was launched, by eight government and nine civil society organizations, that has now grown into a movement with 70 countries and hundreds of civil society organizations, committed to making their governments more transparent,...

OGP in the News – September 2016

This monthly news roundup recaps the OGP stories that generated the most media buzz across the globe for the weeks of September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26. The biggest source of OGP news for the month of September was, of course, OGP’s Five-Year Anniversary event, which was held on September 20 on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event welcomed Heads of States from seven different countries, leading civil society members...

Statement by HE Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on the Five Years OGP Celebration

Salutations: Hearty congratulations to the Open Government Partners on the celebration of five years of hard work and unwavering commitment to the promotion of accountability and transparency. Well done to the OGP for the five successful years of relentless campaign to enhance good governance. It has been five rewarding years of partnerships in promoting fiscal transparency, access to information, public officials' disclosure of assets and citizens' engagement. These goals are central to the...

OGP in the News - 5th Year Anniversary Edition

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. On September 20, 2016, OGP celebrated its fifth anniversary on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Attended by both high-level government officials and civil society representatives, the event attracted widespread media attention throughout the world and can be relived at any time on the U.N. website. Nearly 40, mostly Indian news sources...

Remarks By Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, at OGP's Five-Year Anniversary High-Level Event at the UN General Assembly 71, September 20, 2016

Excellencies, OGP leaders, As we celebrate OGP’s impressive growth in the first five years, let me invite you to envision that we are gathered here at UNGA five years from now.  We would measure our success then not by the number of countries or commitments, but the extent to which OGP made a real difference in the lives of ordinary citizens.   So how do we get there?  OGP stakeholders have highlighted three key priorities through our ongoing consultations for OGP’s Strategic Refresh.  ...

Discurso Haydeé Pérez Garrido, Directora de Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación (México), Quinto Aniversario de OGP, Evento de Alto Nivel, 71 Asamblea General de la ONU, 19 septiembre 2016

English version here. Debo reconocer que me costó trabajo escribir esta breve intervención. Pero no es extraño, cada vez me cuesta más hacer mi trabajo y, en general, habitar este planeta. Todos los días observo realidades indignantes y dolorosas. Pero ¿qué les puedo decir que ustedes no sepan? Observo pueblos y comunidades despojadas de su tierra y de su territorio que ven comprometida su salud y su vida por la implementación de megaproyectos que no respetan su derecho a decidir sobre lo...

Speech by Haydeé Pérez Garrido, Executive Director of Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research (Mexico) at OGP's Five-Year Anniversary, High-Level Event UN General Assembly 71, September 19, 2016

Versión española aquí. I must admit that it was hard for me to write this short speech. But that is not surprising; it has become increasingly hard for me to do my job and, in general, to inhabit this planet. Every day, I see outrageous and painful realities. But, what can I tell you that you don't know already? I see people and communities stripped of their land and territory, whose health and lives are compromised by the implementation of large-scale development projects that have no...

Remarks by H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, on the OGP Fifth Anniversary Event, Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Sri Lanka is one of the newest members of the Open Government Partnership and South Asia’s first, and I am happy to join you today to mark the Fifth Anniversary of this Partnership. I thank His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, for inviting me to this important event. As I am sure you are all aware, Sri Lanka is credited as being Asia’s oldest democracy. However, long years of conflict took a heavy toll on our...

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