These are some of its achievements as OGP Chair:
- Tripartite Technical Secretariat
One of Mexico’s greatest contributions to the design of this alliance and the planning of its commitments was the creation of a Tripartite Technical Secretariat (TTS), where Civil Society Organizations, the INAI and the Government make joint decisions together, as a sign of openness and participation.
- International Open Data Charter
Mexico is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the International Open Data Charter, whose main objective is to establish the fundamental principles for the increased coordination and standardization of Open Data initiatives worldwide. These principles will be used to make Open Data more accessible, timely, comparable and interoperable.
Mexico was a leader in the development of these principles, and officially launched them in the context of the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Approximately 20 countries and cities adopted the International Open Data Charter developed and launched by Mexico.
- Open Government as an enabler of sustainable development
On September 27, 2015 in New York, in the context of the adoption of 2030 Agenda, Mexico promoted the adoption of the Open Government Declaration for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, signed by members of the Steering Committee of the Partnership within the framework of the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
On September 22, 2015, a collaboration agreement was signed between the Mexican Senate, INAI and civil society organizations to jointly promote the opening of legislative bodies in Mexico: Open Parliament
Likewise, as part of the working group of Legislative Opening of the OGP, the launching of a “Global Open Parliament Network” was promoted to take the principles of Open Government to the international legislative sphere.
- Open Government at the subnational level
Mexico is promoting interest in the adoption of Open Government principles not only at the federal level but also by cities. Consequently, at the Global Summit 2015, the development of a pilot phase will be announced to involve certain cities in the Partnership. The pilot scheme will begin in January 2016 with 10 cities.
Mexico recently strengthened its legal framework regarding access to public information. Changes to Article Six of the Constitution were published in 2014. As a result of this change, a new regulatory law was passed, empowering the INAI to promote open government policies: political parties, trusts, public funds, as well as anyone who receives and spends public resources or performs acts of authority at any level of government.
Within this context, the INAI has shown strong leadership in promoting open government in the states. This action seeks to replicate the national experience at the local level, recognizing their differences and on the basis of their own conditions.