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 Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with renowned human rights defender Natan Sharansky, Chair of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar in London to discuss addressing the COVID-19 challenge and deepening the […]
US Department of State: Joint Statement on U.S.-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the third […]