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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was founded in 1960, as a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

The OECD works with governments (and other stakeholders) to analyse and compare data to predict future trends, understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, and set international standards. As of 2011, the OECD has 34 Member countries.

The OECD also considers issues related to the Internet Economy. At events including

In a number of committees and working parties, the OECD has examined a range of topics relating to the economic and social impact of the Internet.

ITAC

The RIPE NCC is one of the founding members of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), which was officially recognized by OECD Council on 15 January 2009. As one of the Advisory Committees upon which the OECD relies for input and advice (including Business, Civil Society and Trade Unions Advisory Committees), the ITAC brings together the counsel and expertise of technically-focused organisations to assist the OECD and its Member countries in formulating policy for the Internet economy.

The ITAC membership consists of more than 20 organisations from around the world, including the five RIRs, the Internet Society, the W3C and ICANN.

 

The ITAC primarily contributes primarily to the work of the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) and its specific working parties such as the Working Party on Communications and Infrastructure Services Policy (CISP), the Working Party on Information Economy and the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP).

OECD News

Internet Governance and the RIPE NCC: the Year Ahead

Internet governance is an important area of resource investment for the RIPE NCC. This article looks at some of the major Internet discussions taking place in 2013. Under an over-arching goal of ensuring the informed development of public policy relating to the Internet, the RIPE NCC has a number of areas of priority over the coming 12 months.

ITAC endorses OECD Communique on Internet Policy-Making

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), at the conclusion of its recent High Level Meeting on the Internet Economy, issued a communique and press release of interest to the NRO community.

NRO participated at OECD High Level Meeting, 27-28 June

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) High Level Meeting on the Internet Economy was held in Paris on 27-28 June 2011. The NRO, attending this meeting as part of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD, was represented by Vint Cerf, ARIN Board.

OECD Welcomes Formation of The Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)
IPv6 at the OECD Ministerial Meeting, Seoul, June 2008
RIPE NCC Attends OECD Ministerial Meeting

On 17-18 June 2008, the RIPE NCC joined together with its industry partners to form the Internet Technical Community (ITC) and attended the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy in Seoul, South Korea.

Regional Internet Registries to Appeal for IPv6 Investment at OECD Conference on “The Future of the Internet Economy”

The longer investment is deferred, the greater the risk of Internet growth slowing down and additional costs being incurred Danger of arrested development: The cost of migrating the Internet infrastructure to IPv6 will be significant, but the cost of not making this investment will end up being far higher.

Regional Internet Registries to Appeal for IPv6 Investment at OECD Conference on The Future of the Internet Economy

The longer investment is deferred, the greater the risk of Internet growth slowing down and additional costs being incurred Danger of arrested development: The cost of migrating the Internet infrastructure to IPv6 will be significant, but the cost of not making this investment will end up being far higher.

The Internet Technical Community Issues Memorandum on the Future of the Internet in a Global Economy

Members of the Internet technical community have gathered from across the globe to share knowledge and perspective on how best to safeguard Internet development and innovation with attendees of the OECD Ministerial.

RIPE NCC Participating in OECD Working Party on IP Addresses