[bc-gnso] Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines Published -- Announcement
marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 2 07:13:34 UTC 2010
To: BC MembersFrom: BC Chair
The lead up to the Brussels meeting will have a high number of announcements of documents, both from the ICANN Public Comment process, and from the BC and CSG.
Please bear with us, as we try to ensure that all BC members have current access to the distribution of announcements. The GNSO Council process includes a distribution of public comment announcements, primarily focused on the GNSO policy issues.
In addition, we will have ongoing updates on BC and CSG activities and events.
We will endeavor to keep the subject lines clearly identified, so that you know whether to just 'note', or 'take action' on the information in the email itself.
Plan for a very dynamic few weeks until we meet in Brussels - literally or virtually.
Marilyn CadeBC Chair
> Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines Published
> WG-WT Publishes its Report
> 31 May 2010
> As part of GNSO Improvements, which has as its objective to improve the structure and operations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), a Working Group (WG) Work Team (WT) was tasked with developing a Working Group Model. The Working Group Model should become the focal point for GNSO policy development and enhance the policy development process by making it more inclusive and representative, and - ultimately - more effective and efficient. To this end, the WG WT has developed a document, entitled 'GNSO Working Group Guidelines', which brings together two different elements of the Working Group process; on the one hand it addresses what should be considered in creating, purposing, funding, staffing, and instructing/guiding a WG to accomplish the desired outcome (the chartering process), and; secondly, what guidance should be provided to a WG on elements such as structuring, norms, tasking, reporting, and delivering the outcome(s) as chartered (the working group !
> process). Following review of public comments on an earlier version of the proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines, the WG WT has now finalized its recommendations and will submit the proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines to the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) for its review.
> In the past, the GNSO decided policy mainly through small legislative bodies called "Task Forces." Intentionally, it is moving towards a more inclusive, representative model where key parties tackle an issue together as a "Working Group," then make recommendations to the GNSO Council. The WG WT was tasked to define the new Working Group model, including guidelines, checklists, and other materials to speed the process of creating, chartering, naming, funding, staffing, and guiding a GNSO Working Group.
> Further Information
> * GNSO Working Group Guidelines - http://gnso.icann.org/improvements/working-group-guidelines-31may10-en.pdf [PDF, 681 KB]
> * WG-WT Workspace - https://st.icann.org/icann-ppsc/index.cgi?working_group_team
> * GNSO Improvements - http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/
> Staff responsible: Marika Konings
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