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FOIA News: White House touts FOIA accomplishments in Open Government Fact Sheet

Allan BlutsteinComment

FACT SHEET: The United States Commitment to the Open Government Partnership and Open Government

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Dec. 7, 2016

“…the strongest foundation for human progress lies in open economies, open societies, and in open governments.” 

–President Obama, September 20, 2011, at the launch of the Open Government Partnership in New York

The Open Government Partnership

Five years ago, President Obama joined with the leaders of seven other nations to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global partnership between governments and civil society organizations to advance transparency and accountability, bolster citizen engagement, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.  At the launch in 2011, the United States and other founding countries, along with civil society organizations, pledged to transform the way that governments serve and engage with their citizens in the 21st century. 

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