Youth Conference on Policy Development and Open Government Partnership (OGP)
by Sin Putheary, Head of Communications and Membership Development
|Mr. Preap Kol at Youth Conference Workshop|
|Youth at roundtable discussion during conference
|Group of Access to Information during break-out room
Phnom Penh (23 December 2014) - We, 200 representatives from Youth Group, monks, and Civil Society Organizations, attended the conference on Open Government Partnership (OGP) today, jointly organized by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), Advocacy Policy Institute (API), Committee for Free and Fair Election (COMFREL), SILAKA, Khmer Youth Association (KYA), Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), with a strong support from regional and international society organizations (CSOs) welcome the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in country in order to promote the interaction among the government and civil society organizations (CSOs).
We have learned that OGP was launched in London in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, effective, innovative, and responsive to citizens. There is a need for the Cambodian government & CSOs to be ready for an institutionalized partnership with clear procedures for development and implementation of the principles and criteria of the OGP.
We acknowledge that OGP is a new multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from the government to promote transparency, accountability, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
We are inspired by the benefits of joining OGP by 64 countries in the world such as boosting their economic, building trust between the government and its constituencies, harnessing good governance and enhancing integrity of government and country, increasing ownership and participation from citizen in development process and results, and many more.
We appreciate the RGC for having put a number of efforts to fulfill many eligible criteria of OGP such as having National Budget Law, Anti-Corruption Law, commitment to enact the Access to Information Law, Social Accountability Framework which is the foundation for Cambodia to become a full member of OGP.
Therefore, we youth, monks and CSOs would like to call on:
Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to:
We also call civil society organizations in Cambodia to
We, youth, monks and civil society organization representatives are ready to participate in promoting the principles, criteria and tools of OGP. We will participate with government and civil society organizations by initiating a number of applicable activities/projects/tools in order to support the Cambodian government to become a member of OGP.
Participants of the Youth, Monks, & CSOs Conference on OGP from
Phnom Penh, Ratanakiri, Siem Reap, Battambong, Kratie, Preah Vihea, Kompot, Mondolkiri, Kompongthom, Banteay Mean Chey, Oudor Mean Chey, Kompong Speu, Svay Rieng, Kandal.
For detail information, please contact
Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC)
, Mobile: 016 900 503
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