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(This is a re-post of the blog I posted in the Diplo Community Blog dated June 23, 2008).

The Civil Society has recommended to the OECD, through a report read by Mr. Marc Rotenberg of EPIC last June 17, that an advisory committee be established in the OECD such as TUAC and BIAC for the technical and business stakeholders, respectively. Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General, gave his response to this in the closing ceremonies of the OECD Ministerial today. Here is an excerpt of that speech:

"A more decentralised, networked approach to policy formulation for the Internet Economy that includes the active participation of stakeholders needs to be the norm. We appreciate the participation of the stakeholders in this Ministerial meeting. I recommend that we begin the process of formalising the participation of civil society and the technical community in the work of the OECD on the Internet economy."

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