ICANN Webinars Dec 2, CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal (slides)

Third UPDATE December 20, 2015: see on Domain MondoICANN CCWG Accountability Proposal: CWG Legal Counsel Approval

Second UPDATE: CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs to Hold Additional Briefing Webinar on Draft Proposal of Work Stream 1 Recommendations on December 16 from 20:00-21:30 UTC (time zone converter here). Webinars will be conducted in English. Live interpretation services are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. For Webinar details and how to attend go here.

UPDATE: Replay Webinars and transcripts available on CCWG Wiki. Other links:

Above: December 2 Webinar Slides

In order to brief the community on the contents of their Draft proposal, the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) will host two identical briefing webinars on Wednesday, 2 December at different times to facilitate participation across time zones. The webinars will take place on:
  • 2 December from 11:00 – 12:30 UTC (time zone converter here) - 6AM EST (US)
  • 2 December from 20:00 – 21:30 UTC (time zone converter here) - 3PM EST (US)
The webinars will be run online via Adobe Connect room (Strategic Initiatives Webinar).

If you are interested in attending the webinar but would like to receive phone dial-in details, please send an email to acct-staff@icann.org and indicate your language request (if needed). The webinars will be recorded and transcribed. Live interpretation will be made available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese. More info here.

CCWG-Accountability - Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations now open for comments.  Comments close 21 Dec 2015 23:59 UTC. More information below and here.

  1. Establishing an Empowered Community for Enforcing Community Powers
  2. Empowering the community through consensus: engage, escalate, enforce
  3. Redefining ICANN's Bylaws as 'Standard Bylaws' and 'Fundamental Bylaws'
  4. Ensuring community involvement in ICANN decision-making: seven new Community Powers
  5. Changing aspects of ICANN's Mission, Commitments and Core Values
  6. Reaffirming ICANN's Commitment to respect internationally recognized Human Rights as it carries out its mission
  7. Strengthening ICANN's Independent Review Process
  8. Fortifying ICANN's Request for Reconsideration Process
  9. Incorporation of the Affirmation of Commitments
  10. Enhancing the accountability of Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees
  11. Board obligations with regards to Governmental Advisory Committee Advice (Stress Test 18)
  12. Committing to further accountability work in Work Stream 2
Current Status: The CCWG-Accountability seeks community feedback on its Draft Proposal. You are invited to indicate your support for recommendations (see above) using the survey the CCWG-Accountability put together to facilitate submission of your comments--survey form located here. The questions align with each recommendation contained in the Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations. Each proposal contains one question designed to determine whether the broad community supports the recommended enhancements as well as a comment box to capture feedback for each proposed change. In addition, a box for any additional input, including on broader topics e.g. Stress Tests, compliance with NTIA criteria and CWG-Stewardship requirements is included in the survey.

Next Steps: Each of the Chartering Organizations shall, in accordance with their own rules and procedures, review and discuss the Draft Proposal(s) and decide whether to adopt the recommendations contained in it. The Chairs of the Chartering Organizations shall notify the Co-Chairs of the WG of the result of the deliberations as soon as feasible.

After synthesis of the comments received, and assuming no major changes, the group currently projects submission of Work Stream 1 Recommendations to the ICANN Board in late January 2016. 

Source of the above: ICANN CCWG-Accountability, icann.org.

Charter - Enhancing ICANN Accountability - 6 Chartering Organizations and their members on CCWG-Accountability:

Sebastien Bachollet (Europe)
Tijani Ben Jemaa (Africa)
Alan Greenberg (North America)
Cheryl Langdon-Orr (Asia/Asia Pacific)
León Sanchez (Latin America) – Co-Chair

Fiona Asonga
Athina Fragkouli
Izumi Okutani
Jorge Villa

Jordan Carter (.NZ, AP Region)
Eberhard Lisse (.NA, African Region)
Roelof Meijer (.NL, European Region)
Giovanni Seppia (.EU, European Region)
Mathieu Weill (.FR, European Region) – Co-Chair

Par Brumark (Niue)
Olga Cavalli (Agentina)
Alice Munyua (African Union Commission)
Suzanne Radell (USA)
Julia Wolman (Denmark)

James Bladel (RrSG, North America Region)
Becky Burr (RySG, North America Region)
Steve DelBianco (CSG, North America Region)
Robin Gross (NCSG, North America Region)
Thomas Rickert (GNSO Council, Europe Region) – Co-Chair

Lyman Chapin
Julie Hammer

See also on Domain Mondo: IANA, ICANN Accountability, CCWG Crunch Time! Midnight Deadlines!

[Disclosure: John Poole, Editor of Domain Mondo, has already submitted his comment (via the survey form), supporting all 12 recommendations. His comment may be reviewed here (pdf).]


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