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International Conference on the Implementation of Chile´s Tranparency Law and the Right to Access Public Information

© UNESCO/Cécile Nirrengarten
Newspaper stand; Cuba, Havana

The conference provides stakeholders an opportunity to reflect on Chile´s Transparency Law on the one-year anniversary of its historic passage.
Chile´s Transparency Law was passed one year ago. This conference will create a space for reflection on the importance of the law; how it can be improved; and how it can best be utilized by civil society, journalists, and other relevant stakeholders.

The Council for Transparency is an autonomous corporation of public law, which has its own patrimony. It was created by the Law of Transparency of the Public Function and Access of Information: Law Nº 20.285, on Access to Public Information. Its main task is to watch over the good fulfilment of that law, which was promulgated on August 20, 2008 and came into force on April 20, 2009.

The Council for Transparency promotes the consolidation of a governance model that, based on the Principle of Transparency and the Right of Access to Public Information, deepens democracy and promotes confidence in the civil service on the basis of participation and citizen control.

The Council management is integrated by four councilmen designated by the President of the Republic and confirmed by two thirds of the Senate. To this Council board will correspond the management and superior administration of the Council for Transparency.

The Council for Transparency has four objectives:

1. Promote the principle of transparency and expand the right of access to public information, generating relevant information on levels of implementation in the public sector and best practices installed.

2. Guarantee the provision of the right of access to public information to ensure its accessibility, enforceability and availability, and supervising the performance of the duties of transparency throughout the media and procedures who establish the applicable regulations.

3. To improve the regulating legislation on transparency and the right of access to information while promoting the efficiency of governance and citizen control.

4. Install Transparency Council based on a model of governance quality that promotes citizen contribution, incorporating comparative experiences and best practices.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 20.04.2010 07:00 local time
End 21.04.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Alberti, Gloria
Organizer UNESCO Santiago, the National Security Archives (United States), the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIPER, Chile) and the National Press Association (ANP, Chile)
Contact Gloria Alberti
Country Chile
City Santiago
Venue Centro de Extensión Universidad Católica de Chile
Street Alameda 390
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 Consejo para la Transparencia
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