The international community is experiencing a historic moment, in which the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be adopted. Open Data are at the core of a global transformation to harness the potential of new technologies, driven by the data revolution, to positively impact the world’s economic and social development.

The International Open Data Charter is an initiative proposed by governments, civil society, the private sector and experts in the field, which articulates fundamental principles to coordinate and promote the worldwide adoption of Open Data. These principles are a common framework of action for data to be a vehicle for sustainable development.

The six fundamental principles of the Charter determine that data must be:

1. Open by default.
2. Timely and complete.
3. Accessible and Usable
4. Comparable and interoperable.
5. To improve Governance and Citizen Participation.
6. For Development and Inclusive Innovation.

As Lead Stewards of this initiative, we call on other governments to adopt these principles, in order to collaborate and monitor the design and development of public policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico.

Within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly, the Mexican Government launched a global call to adopt the International Open Data Charter, by promoting a platform where different players will have the data required to improve decision making and promote sustainable development.

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