Right to Know Day 2005

In 2005 the 3rd annual International Right to Know Day was celebrated in 29 countries around the world:

Africa

Sierra Leone

Americas

Mexico Usa Chile Jamaica Peru Guyana Uruguay Argentina

Asia

Pakistan India Maldives Bangladesh Malaysia Philippines Fiji

Europe

Czech Republic Slovenia Albania Latvia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia and Montenegro Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Moldova Georgia Armenia

International Organizations

Open Society Justice Initiative

Right to Know Day around the world - Philippines
Organizer: Global Transparency Initiative (GTI)
Date: September 28, 2005
Event: Launch of a GTI Draft Transparency Charter

Description: The Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) is a network of civil society organisations promoting openness in the International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Investment Bank and Regional Development Banks. The GTI believes that people have a right to information from public institutions and a right to participate in the development policies and projects that affect their lives. IFIs exercise significant influence and yet access to critical information from these institutions remains difficult. Despite some encouraging moves towards greater openness, the IFIs are still unacceptably secretive.

The GTI's IFI Transparency Charter will be a founding document, setting out the standards and norms that we say should govern IFI disclosure policy, and the principles that should guide its practice.

We are currently in the process of finalising the Charter and will launch a final round of consultations on 28 September 2005. We encourage you, as members of the Freedom of Information Advocates Network to comment on the draft Charter attached to this email and also to make it part of your own 28 September Right to Know Day activities, so as to encourage feedback from a wider range of individuals and groups.

Comments are being sought until 28 November 2005, after which point we will finalise the Charter. The draft Charter is available at: http://www.article19.org/pdfs/submissions/transparency-charter.pdf.

French and Russian versions of the draft Charter are also available, respectively, at http://www.article19.org/pdfs/submissions/transparency-charter-spanish.pdf and http://www.article19.org/pdfs/submissions/transparency-charter-russian-.pdf and a Spanish version is available upon request and will be uploaded shortly.

Toby Mendel
Law Programme Director, ARTICLE 19
on behalf of the Global Transparency Initiative

For further information please contact Toby Mendel on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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