[bc-gnso] Fw: [council] Call for participation in the Affirmation Reviews RequirementsDrafting Team

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-----Original Message-----
From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen at icann.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:38:34 
To: Council GNSO<council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [council] Call for participation in the Affirmation Reviews Requirements
 Drafting Team

This is a call for participation in the drafting team to discuss the Affirmation Reviews Requirements.

At the GNSO Council meeting on Thursday, 7 January, it was agreed that the Council provide comments to the discussion draft that addresses the requirements and implementation processes for the reviews called for in the Affirmation of Commitments.
(See below for full text)

-          The drafting team is to select a lead person for coordination purposes

-          Suggestions to be provided to the Council for discussion at the Council meeting on 28 January 2010

-          Drafting team should provide first draft within a week  - 14 January 2010

-          Mailing list  gnso-arr-dt at icann.org<mailto:gnso-arr-dt at icann.org> (arr = Affirmation Reviews Requirements; dt=drafting team)

-          Public Archives at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-arr-dt/

Current Volunteers:
Olga Cavalli - NCA - GNSO Council vice chair
William Drake - NCSG
Chuck Gomes - RySG - GNSO Council chair
Caroline Greer - RySG

Please inform the GNSO Secretariat if you would like to be added to the drafting team mailing list.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,


Explanation/Background: ICANN is publishing today for public comment a discussion draft that addresses the requirements and implementation processes for the reviews called for in the Affirmation of Commitments

The Affirmation of Commitments contains specific provisions for periodic review of ICANN's key objectives. These reviews are to be performed by review teams composed of volunteer community members representative of the relevant ICANN Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, as well as independent experts.

The paper [PDF, 620K]
posted for public consultation presents a discussion draft to address the Affirmation review requirements; it describes:

*The Affirmation requirements for reviews
*The proposed methodology for conducting the reviews
*The preliminary activities (such as the establishment of the review Teams and others)
*The timeline of the preparatory activities and of the first review
*A draft Terms of Reference for the first review
Inputs are sought from the community on the full set of proposals contained in this paper.

The public consultation will remain open till the end of January, 2010.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org

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