September 20, 2011
New York City
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends an event to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) during the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 20th, 2011.
This event, co-hosted by United States President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Dilma Vana Rousseff, launches a new international initiative led by governments in collaboration with the private sector to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement.
Canada is proud to be among the first countries to participate in this important initiative.