Washington, DC (STL.News) As a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the United States supports greater transparency and civic participation in public affairs. To highlight Open Government Week 2021, today Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby of the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor joined the OGP, Transparency International, and Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang in a panel discussion on Taiwan’s efforts to advance open governance solutions to public policy challenges and support anticorruption efforts globally. The panel discussed how technology can build freer and more open societies; emphasized the role of technology in supporting information transparency, deepening public-private collaboration, and strengthening civil society; how the COVID pandemic impacted transparency efforts; and how media efforts investigate and raise awareness of corruption. The event highlighted Taiwan’s contribution to the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC), which supports investigative journalism’s role in documenting corruption.
Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and discussed the importance of securing 5G networks. Secretary Pompeo expressed […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) During his July 9-10 visit to Tokyo, Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen E. Biegun met with Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Defense Minister Taro Kono, Vice Foreign Minister […]
(STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed for Ankara on December 2. In Turkey, he will discuss international coordination and Turkish support […]