Open Government Partnership – French Presidency (Sept. 20, 2016)


On September 20, France will assume the co-presidency of the Open Government Partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), an NGO that operates in more than 50 countries to promote sustainable development and the fight against climate change.

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative established in 2011 that brings together 70 countries and several hundred non-governmental organizations.

It aims to promote government transparency and integrity, citizen participation, and the use of digital tools.

The main priorities of the joint France-WRI presidency will be presented on September 20 in New York during the UN General Assembly.

On December 7-9, France will host the Partnership’s global summit in Paris, which will allow member states, academics, civil society representatives, and international organizations to discuss their experiences, best practices, and progress on open government.

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During the press briefing, Pauline Carmona, secretary-general of the Open Government Partnership summit, and Etalab director Laure Lucchesi reviewed the status of summit preparations and answered reporters’ questions.