Latinamerican Co-Coordinator of the Access Initiative meets the Executive Secretary of the Probity and Transparency Commission
The main objectives of the meeting was to learn about the process the Chilean government is organizing to became a member of the Open Government Partnership and a also to inform the Commission about the strategy the Access Initiative is implementing to promote the creation of a Regional Convention on P10 in the process for Río+20.
On Wednesday, November 9, Andrea Sanhueza, Latin American Co-Coordinator of the Access Initiative meets Alberto Precht, Executive Secretary of the Probity and Transparency Commission of the General Secretariat Ministry of the Presidency. The meeting was aimed to know the objectives of the Chilean Government in its process of integrating the Open Government Partnership (OGP), as well as inform the Executive Secretary of the strategy the Access Initiative (AI) has been developing for the Summit Río+20, and our proposals regarding the relevance of a regional or global convention for the better implementation of the P10 of Rio 1992 which established the right of individuals to have access to information, participation and justice in environmental decision making. Andrea Sanhueza expressed the interest in having an opportunity to present proposals on transparency and access to information in ways that are known and considered at the time the Chilean government will prepare their commitments to the OGP. Pretch was very receptive to the proposal and advised that the Government of Chile in March 2012 will present their commitments to the parties of the OGP at a meeting that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the preparation of these commitments they have organized a consultation process with various social and political stakeholders, in order that the commitments acquired by the Government are the product of a substantive dialogue with actors who know the challenges that Chile faces in terms of access to information and transparency. For this process, PARTICIPA and others stakeholders will be invited next January to some workshops where there will be an opportunity to discuss the Chilean Access Initiative proposal for Rio2012 Summit, looking for their incorporation into the government’s commitments for the OGP.