[Internal-cg] Message to the Members of the Coordination Group.

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Mon Jul 28 15:09:04 UTC 2014

Dear Olivier,

Thank you for your message. It has been received and is being reviewed by
ICG participants.


On 7/26/14, 9:27 AM, "Subrenat, Jean-Jacques" <jjs at dyalog.net> wrote:

>Dear Colleagues,
>the Chair of the ALAC has asked me to convey the following message to the
>Members of the Coordination Group.
>Dear Members of the Coordination Group,
>The ALAC is pleased with the rapid formation of the Coordination Group
>(CG) and the clear indication, during its initial meeting in London, that
>this Group is keen to achieve progress and present viable
>recommendations, all within a specific timeline.
>The following represents the ALAC’s views on key structural and
>leadership aspects of the CG:
>The Transfer of the IANA Functions’ Stewardship, as initiated by the US
>Government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
>(NTIA), is about divesting US Government oversight and transferring its
>responsibility to the GLOBAL Internet Community.
>Yet, the current composition of the CG, which is tasked with coordinating
>the development of the transfer proposal, is such that it already conveys
>the wrong message with regards to diversity and geographic balance:
>- 12 members come from the single region of North America, including 11
>of US citizenship;
>- Business interests are widely represented in various guises; and
>- The global Internet user/non-operational stakeholders are
>Given that this unbalanced composition of the CG is difficult to correct
>at this juncture, it is crucial that the formation of the leadership team
>be done with care and sensitivity to the diversity of the global
>multistakeholder Internet Community. The CG’s actions are currently being
>followed with some concern, and will remain under scrutiny.
>Appointment of an Interim Chair: The ALAC is aware of the importance of
>having an effective Interim Chair to facilitate the initial
>organizational aspects of the CG, including the process of selecting the
>CG’s Leadership Team. We support the consensus call to appoint Alissa
>Cooper as the Interim Chair, as we view her facilitation of the London
>meeting to have been excellent.
>Formation of the Leadership Team: The ALAC considers it essential to
>uphold the decision taken in London to appoint 3 Co-Chairs, the process
>of which cannot be put to fault. The selection of the Leadership Team
>should also be taken as an opportunity to restore its desirable balance,
>and to improve the image that the CG projects to the world in terms of
>equal treatment and diversity.  Towards this end, individuals to be
>selected as Co-Chairs must represent different regions and citizenships,
>and should not favour, or be seen to favour, businesses or entities that
>are already strongly represented in the Coordination Group. While
>ensuring its efficiency, the CG must also take into account the
>expectations of the global multistakeholder communities outside the
>Coordination Group.
>On behalf of the ALAC, I wish you every success in the accomplishment of
>your important task.
>Olivier Crépin-Leblond,
>Chair of the ALAC.
>Best regards,
>Internal-cg mailing list
>Internal-cg at icann.org

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