The Declaration on Parliamentary Openness was officially launched at the World e-Parliament Conference 2012 in Rome, Italy, on International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2012. Before its launch, members of the OpeningParliament.org and parliamentary strengthening communities provided input on the draft Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and its accompanying commentary here. The open comment period ended on 31 July 2012.
The document is accompanied by an extensive compilation of best practices and background information, the Provision Commentary: Download the Declaration here
Since its launch, the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness has been formally endorsed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)'s Parliamentary Assembly, the CPA, and the First Summit of Legislative Presidents of the Americas organized by the Organization of American States (OAS). It has also been endorsed by a number of national and subnational Legislatures and Parliamentarians.