Not at the big table reserved for steering committee members mind you, or at any of the subcommittee meetings, just at the Peer Exchange meeting for all incoming participating countries.
Given some of the weighty issues on the agenda that need sorting we might of course bring to the meetings some of that capacity and skill that propelled us onto the UN Security Council. And some of our 30 years experience in the FOI game. But it might take time for our legendary diplomacy to produce results that move us from the 'new boy/girl' seats at the back into a position to contribute and learn from others-and that would be after we get around to deciding to sign up and take action to acquit our membership responsibilities.
"They will also play a key role in international and regional outreach on IRM report findings and implications. Together with the technical experts they will help ensure that the IRM delivers high quality, credible and independent reports each year on what OGP participating countries are doing to deliver on their commitments."Meanwhile those who won't be in London or at other meetings but are interested in improving this aspect of democratic practice at home and abroad can follow developments through the excellent reporting by Toby McIntosh from Washington.