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OAS to Support Guatemala in Achieving a More Open, Participatory and Inclusive Administration

  May 16, 2016

The Organization of American States (OAS) will support Guatemala in the development of a strategy of open government, with the aim of creating a more transparent public administration, with better governance, more citizen participation and greater social inclusion.

The support, which responds to a request from the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, to the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, will begin with the deployment of a mission that will meet with governmental authorities, civil society organizations and other relevant actors beginning tomorrow in Guatemala City, to gather information to give shape to the assistance.

The mission will be headed by the Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs of the OAS, James Lambert, who was the Ambassador of Canada to Guatemala from 2002 to 2005. Ambassador Lambert will be accompanied by the Director of the Department for Effective Public Management, María Fernanda Trigo.

During the visit the forum “Tools for the Construction of an Open Government”, co-organized by the OAS, will be held, in which President Morales is expected to participate. The agenda of the event is available here(Spanish).

Reference: E-060/16