[A2k] USA on non-linkage between TVI and any other project

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Mon Jul 23 14:40:22 PDT 2012


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This is what the USA said on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in the post-lunch
session: "But we do not accept any form of linkage between the effort on
behalf of the world's print disabled people and any other project."

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Finally, Mr. Chairman, I do want to address a important issue that was
raised by the distinguished delegation of Brazil, and that is the
question of linkages.

Regrettably, there has been a new shadow come over the issue of our
efforts on print disabilities, and that is the possibility that one or
more delegations seeks to link our efforts on print disabilities to what
our colleague and friend described as a project on business interests.
For the United States, we do think this Committee has important work to do
for business interests, because business interests create economic
opportunities, create educational opportunities, and are the drivers of
much of the wealth that all of our people enjoy.

But we do not accept any form of linkage between the effort on behalf of
the world's print disabled people and any other project.

To us, such a linkage between the print disabilities effort and an effort
for business affairs would be unprincipled, it would be unethical, and
the United States will not have any part of it.

So, Mr. Chairman, we look forward to working with everyone on this. We
believe tremendous progress can be made, and we look forward to your
guidance to achieve a successful conclusion. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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Pranesh Prakash  · Programme Manager · Centre for Internet and Society
@pranesh_prakash · PGP ID 0x1D5C5F07 · http://cis-india.org


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