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Ireland launches Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan

4th May 2018

On Thursday 26 April at the Institute for International and European Affairs, Denis Naughten, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, launched Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020. Minister Naughten has lead responsibility for promoting and overseeing the coherent implementation of the SDGs on a whole-of-Government basis.…


Election underway for five spots on the UK OGN Steering Committee

25th April 2018

Seven people are in the running for five spaces available on the Steering Committee of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network. The election period will take place from today (Wednesday 25th April) until Monday 7th May. The Candidates The seven candidates for election onto the OGN Steering Committee are: Rachel Davies Teka (up for…


Review the draft assessment of Sustainable Development Goal 16 in the UK

25th April 2018

Involve, as coordinator of the Open Government Network, is working with partners and members of the UKSSD network to review the UK’s performance against United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Follow and intial phase of research, the draft text of the chapter on SDG16 is now open for…


Announcement: Scotland Network’s OGP Representatives

18th April 2018

We received eight nominations to represent the Network on Scotland’s new OGP Multi-stakeholder Forum. Having received the same number of nominations as allocated places, the nominees are automatically selected for the eight places on the Steering Group with an election. The successful nominees will join eight delegates from the Scottish Government to form Scotland’s new…


Commitments Ideas for the 2018-20 NI Open Government Action Plan

12th April 2018

We crowdsourced ideas for OG commitments for the 2018-20 Open Government National Action Plan and presented them to government officials before Easter. Commitment ideas included: Introduce a register of lobbyists Open Ministerial diaries Ensure the open and timely publication of government research and introduce a standardised public register of all commissioned studies. Create a Citizens’…


Catching up with developing the UK’s 2018-20 Open Government Action Plan

11th April 2018

As a member of the international Open Government Partnership since 2011, the UK Government and civil society work together to develop and implement commitments as part of a 2-year national action plan. This year, the UK is developing a new plan – our fourth one – which will be ready to launch in the summer!…


Nominations are now open for the NI Open Government Network Steering Committee

9th April 2018

It’s time for us to call on you – our network of open government enthusiasts – to help steer the development and delivery of the NI Open Government Network. There are five places to be filled; and all you need to do is nominate yourself by Monday 30th April 2018. Whether you consider yourself an…


OGN Letter: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

9th April 2018

Following last week’s announcement that data policy and governance was transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Open Government Network has written to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can read the text of the letter below, or download a…


Parliament consults on Scotland’s revised National Outcomes

4th April 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been with us for well over two years, and now in our third year of action, my most recent blog looked at whether Scotland is moving towards a National Implementation Plan for the Goals. It’s been some time since the First Minister pledged that Scotland would be one of…


Nominations now open – Scotland’s OGP Steering Group

3rd April 2018

It’s time for us to call on you – our network of open government enthusiasts – to help steer the development and delivery of Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan.  Nominations have now opened for eight spaces on Scotland’s refreshed Open Government Partnership (OGP) Multistakeholder Forum, known as the OGP Steering Group in Scotland. The…