The Global Forum was first organized by the Government of the United States in 1999 . . .
Through Resolution A/RES/57/277, the General Assembly asked the United Nations Secretariat to provide support to the Global Forum on Reinventing Government. In view of the significance of the Global Forum for ministers, senior government officials, civil society organizations, and the private sector, the Secretary-General of the United Nations endorsed continued support, if requested, for the Global Forum in his 2002 report to the General Assembly.
Al Gore Press Release, January 14, 1999
“A Global Forum on Reinventing Government” is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Innovations in American Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government in the Office of the Vice President of the United States, the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the United States Information Agency.
The Millennium Summit
6-8 September 2000