Event Wrap: OECD Ministerial Meeting 2016

By on 25 Jul 2016

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Last month, APNIC’s Strategic Engagement Director Pablo Hinojosa joined ministers and high-level officials from almost 40 economies at an OECD Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) works with member countries and other stakeholders to analyse and compare data to predict future trends, understand economic, social and environmental changes, and set best practices in policy-making. There are four key stakeholder groups in the OECD: business (BIAC), unions (TUAC), civil society (CSISAC) and the Internet community (ITAC). APNIC is part of ITAC.

The focus of the 2016 Ministerial Meeting, held in Cancún, Mexico, from 21 to 23 June, was to move the digital agenda forward in four key policy areas foundational to the growth of the digital economy: Internet openness, digital trust, global connectivity, and the transformation of jobs and skills.

APNIC activities:

  • Pablo supported the day-long “ITAC Forum”, in particular, the NRO-organized session entitled “Getting the ball rolling: IPv6 adoption since 2008”. There were two more sessions during the ITAC forum: one on the Internet of Things and open standards, and the other about Internet Security. You can view a recording of the Forum proceedings.
  • He also attended the launch of the report “One Internet” by the Global Commission on Internet Governance that had its official release during the meeting.
  • Pablo attended the Ministerial conference sessions as an observer.
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