Since it was officially launched at the World e-Parliament Conference on International Democracy Day last September, the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness has gained broad international support. The declaration — a set of shared principles on the openness, transparency and accessibility of parliaments — was first developed at a meeting of parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) hosted by NDI, Sunlight Foundation and Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency in April 2012, and is now supported by more than 130 PMOs in 75 countries. This month, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) endorsed the declaration, making it the first international institution to back it.
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Published Aug. 9, 2013
Updated Aug. 28, 2013