Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The OECD has been dealing with Internet issues since the mid-nineties. The highest body of the OECD is the Ministerial Conferences, which have taken place three times so far (in Ottawa in 1998, in Seoul in 2008 and in Cancun in 2016). The OECD Ministerial Conferences adopt work programs and guidelines for specific areas. In the periods between the conferences, an OECD Committee for Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) coordinates the work.

Non-governmental stakeholders are involved in OECD policy development through four advisory bodies (BIAC/Business, CISAC/Civil Society, TUG/trade unions, TWG/technical community). The OECD has adopted several Internet documents, including an OECD Recommendation on Internet Policy Making Principles (2012). The Organisation is an active supporter of the IGF and acts as a kind of secretariat for the G20.


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