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OAS co-organises seminar on access to information for Central America and Dominican Republic

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The Organization of American States (OAS) is co-organizing¬†on Wednesday and Thursday, together with other international organizations, the regional seminar “Access to Public Information and Transparency in Central America and the Dominican Republic,” in San Salvador, combining lectures, panels and workshops on various aspects related to access to public information in the region.

The seminar is organized by the OAS through the Department for Effective Public Management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the presidency of El Salvador, through the Transparency and Anticorruption Sub-Secretariat (SSTA).

The seminar will include the exchange of different experiences on access to information and transparency; a debate on progress made and the most important challenges; the analysis and discussion of the kinds of commitments that require government and sectors of society to build effective systems of transparency; and the main challenges to the right of access to information from a human rights perspective. The presentation and discussion on gender perspective will incorporate both government and civil society.

The event will feature the participation of national authorities that lead policies and initiatives to promote transparency and access to public information in the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic; representatives from international organizations; special guests from countries that have achieved significant developments in access to information; government authorities from El Salvador and other countries in the region; and civil society representatives.

This initiative is part of the efforts by the Department for Effective Public Management of the OAS Secretariat for Political Affairs to help strengthen public institutions responsible for the management of transparency and access to public information.

Source: Caribbean News Now

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