Uncategorised 11th September 2017

Will Australia be represented at OGP High-Level Side Event at United Nations General Assembly?

by Peter Timmins

The Australian Government doesn’t have a great record for visible public support for the Open Government Partnership.  In the only ministerial involvement to date, Minister for Finance Cormann attended one day at the OGP Global Summit in Paris last December.

Let’s hope this event hosted by President Macron of France draws the PM if he’s in New York next week or the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he isn’t.

Any Australian civil society representatives in New York, please fly the flag as well.

Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Location: United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York
This event will bring together an international coalition of Heads of State and Government, civil society organizations, and civic tech entrepreneurs to promote transparency in public action, citizen participation, and democratic innovation for rebuilding trust in government.
The event will be hosted by HE Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Mr Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute, outgoing OGP co-chairs; HE Mr Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, Mukelani Dimba, Head of Development of the International School for Transparency, incoming OGP co-chairs; and the OGP Support Unit.
To register, please visit bit.ly/OGPUNGA72 before the deadline of September 8, 2017. Logistics and accreditation information will be sent prior to the event.
This event will also be streamed live, so if you cannot attend in person, please watch this page and our social media for updates and links to the livestream.
Please contact RSVP@opengovpartnership.org with any questions.