[CCWG-ACCT] Transmittal of CCWG-Accountability Report to the ICANN Board

Matthew Shears mshears at cdt.org
Thu Mar 10 17:31:10 UTC 2016

+ 1 - fantastic achievement

On 3/10/2016 5:16 PM, James Gannon wrote:
> I believe the board just passed the resolution.
> Congratulations everyone, despite all our arguments and passionate 
> disagreements we have worked together and done something amazing, it 
> has been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone on this for the 
> last almost two years over CWG and CCWG.
> We should all be proud of what we have achieved here today.
> -James
> From: <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org 
> <mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org>> on behalf 
> of Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at icann.org 
> <mailto:steve.crocker at icann.org>>
> Date: Thursday 10 March 2016 at 11:14 a.m.
> To: Thomas Rickert <thomas at rickert.net <mailto:thomas at rickert.net>>, 
> León Felipe Sánchez Ambía <leonfelipe at sanchez.mx 
> <mailto:leonfelipe at sanchez.mx>>, Mathieu Weill <Mathieu.Weill at afnic.fr 
> <mailto:Mathieu.Weill at afnic.fr>>
> Cc: Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at icann.org 
> <mailto:steve.crocker at icann.org>>, Accountability Cross Community 
> <accountability-cross-community at icann.org 
> <mailto:accountability-cross-community at icann.org>>
> Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Transmittal of CCWG-Accountability Report to 
> the ICANN Board
> Thomas, León and Mathieu,
> Thanks very much for transmitting this proposal.  I have forwarded it 
> to the rest of the Board.  We will process it later today at the 
> public board meeting.
> We will say thanks several more times, but we’ll start now: Thank you 
> and everyone on the CCWG and all of the people who worked on this. 
>  This is a very good day.
> Steve
> On Mar 10, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Thomas Rickert <thomas at rickert.net 
> <mailto:thomas at rickert.net>> wrote:
>>     10 March 2016
>> Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair
>> *ICANN Board of Directors*
>> Dear ICANN Board of Directors,
>> Following the submission on the Cross Community Working Group on 
>> Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) Work Stream 1 
>> Report to its Chartering Organizations on 23 February 2016, we are 
>> pleased to announce that transmittal of the report has been approved 
>> by all six organizations. Each of the Chartering Organizations’ 
>> approval and statement is recorded as follows, in order received:
>>   * Security and Stability Advisory Committee
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011606.html>(SSAC)
>>   * Address Supporting Organization
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011639.html>(ASO)
>>   * At-Large Advisory Committee
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011658.html>(ALAC)
>>   * Governmental Advisory Committee
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011676.html>(GAC)
>>   * Generic Names Supporting Organization
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011694.html>(GNSO)
>>   * Country Codes Names Supporting Organisation
>>     <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-March/011697.html>(ccNSO)^^[1]
>>     <x-msg://160/#_ftn1>
>> In addition, the CWG-Stewardshipcertified 
>> <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/accountability-cross-community/2016-February/011509.html>that 
>> the CCWG-Accountability has met the dependencies on which their 
>> proposal was expressly conditioned, thus allowing the IANA 
>> Stewardship Transition (as a whole) to proceed.
>> The report is the result of extensive work by the 
>> CCWG-Accountability’s 28 members, 175 participants and a team of 
>> highly qualified legal advisors since December 2014, which included 
>> over 221 calls or meetings, 3 public consultations and more than 
>> 13,900 email messages. It represents a carefully crafted balance 
>> between key requirements, specific legal advice, and significant 
>> compromises by all who participated and includes diligent attention 
>> to the input received through the Public Comment proceedings.Prior to 
>> submitting to the Chartering Organizations for their approval, the 
>> Work Stream 1 Report received the consensus support within the 
>> CCWG-Accountability itself, with five minority statements recorded in 
>> Appendix A of our Report, and availablehere 
>> <https://community.icann.org/x/0ReAAw>.
>> With the sign off by the Chartering Organizations of this report, the 
>> CCWG-Accountability is pleased to transmit this report to the Board 
>> as part of the IANA Stewardship Transition process. We are available 
>> to you in order to answer any questions you may have and to explain 
>> any details of the proposal. For your information, comprehensive 
>> further background documents and reference materials are 
>> availablehere <https://community.icann.org/x/ogDxAg>.
>> Thomas, Mathieu, and Leon
>> /CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs/
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> [1] <x-msg://160/#_ftnref1>In accordance to the rules of the ccNSO 
>> (http://ccnso.icann.org/about/ccnso-rules-dec04-en.pdf), the 
>> decisions in this resolution will become effective seven days after 
>> publication of these decisions by the Council. For the interim, the 
>> chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the ICANN Board of the 
>> decision of the ccNSO Council under the assumption the decision is 
>> effective and subsequently, after seven (7) days, whether these 
>> decision has become effective.
>> <Letter for Board Transmittal - 10 March 2016.pdf>
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