OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, 2016

OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, 2016

Leopoldo Mitre – July 13, 2016

With the slogan "Innovation, Growth and Social Welfare” 41 countries pledged to strengthen the Digital Economy. LOVIS was invited to sponsor the meeting as a success case in Information Technology.


The ministers and representatives from 41 countries pledged today, during the closing ceremony of the OECD’s Ministerial Meeting of Digital Economy 2016 held in Cancun, Mexico, to work together to preserve an open Internet, close the digital gaps, promote digital skills and in general, take advantage of the potential of Digital Economy.


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD allows for a global forum to promote policies that improve economic and social welfare of people around the world. Also the OECD invited to participate representatives of the private sector to meet their position and, as key players, enable inputs that contribute to the statement of open public policies. In this instance LOVIS was invited as a key player and a successful case in the field of Information Technology, just as Google, Microsoft or Softtek.

The signatory countries, members of the OECD, plus Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Latvia and Lithuania pledged in a Ministerial Declaration to:

  • Increasing access to Internet and broadband services to narrow the digital gaps
  • Reduce barriers to the investment and adoption of digital technologies in all sectors
  • Continue working in developing global technical standards that enable interoperability and a secure, stable, open and accessible Internet
  • Develop strategies for data protection and privacy at the highest level of governance, while promoting the availability and use of data, including those in the public sector.
  • Adopt technologically neutral structures that promote competition.
  • Make use of open, transparent and inclusive processes to shape the global governance of the Internet.
  • Reduce barriers to electronic commerce within and across borders with policies that strengthen consumer confidence and product safety.

All this commitments were embraced by the Ministers of the principal economies to continue the development of the Digital Agenda in their countries.