The OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy took place on 16-18 June 2008 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Documents include: the Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy; Summary of the Chair of the Meeting; Report on Shaping Policies for the Future of the Internet Economy; and its Annexes.
The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy
OECD member countries, the European Community and ministers from Chile, Egypt, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Senegal and Slovenia affirmed in a declaration their commitment to working together to stimulate innovation, competition and investment in information and communications technology. Their ultimate goal is to build confidence in and secure the future of the Internet economy.
Summary of the Chair of the Meeting
The report gives a summary of the meeting outcomes, and the five themes of the meeting: improving economic performance and social welfare; benefiting from convergence; promoting creativity; building confidence; and expanding the global Internet economy.
Shaping Policies for the Future of the Internet Economy
The report provides policy directions and guidance in 20 areas aimed at facilitating convergence, stimulating creativity, strengthening confidence, and expanding the opportunities for global economic, social and cultural development. Policy guidance developed by OECD Committees has been produced for this report as well as OECD Council Recommendations that express the common position of, or will of, the whole OECD membership. This guidance and recommendations form an annex to this document that supports the Seoul Ministerial Declaration by setting it in a policy context.