Sustainable Development Goals Now Include Commitments on Transparency and Participation


Madrid, 4 August 2015 – Access Info Europe, along with the other members of the Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network, have welcomed the inclusion of specific references to open data, transparency and participation in the outcome document summarising the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The organisations had previously written to all UN delegations on 9 April 2015 with suggestions for drafting the document that sought to strengthen the commitments on transparency and openness, some of which were taken on board. However, the organisations lamented the fact that the commiments on transparency or open data were not substantiated by