[council] ICANN Seeks Community Input on the Development of Transparency and Accountability Management Operating Principles
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Tue Oct 17 17:57:52 UTC 2006
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ICANN Seeks Community Input on the Development of Transparency and
Accountability Management Operating Principles
As part of the Joint Project Agreement between the U.S. Department of
Commerce and ICANN, the ICANN Board of Directors approved an Affirmation
of Responsibilities see:
for ICANN's Private Sector Management. Points 2 and 3 of that document
refer to ICANN's intention to continue to improve processes and
procedures that encourage improved transparency and accountability. As
part of this commitment to continuously improving transparency and
accountability, ICANN is seeking input from the community on the
development of a set of Management Operating Principles. These Operating
Principles will set new standards for transparency and accountability
for interactions within the ICANN community and between members of the
community and staff. The first part of the consultation process seeks
responses to a series of questions that will shape a first draft of the
principles. Responses are sought by October 31, 2006. Based on the
responses received and other research, a first draft of the principles
will be published for community comment in November, 2006. It is hoped
that the Management Operating Principles will be adopted by the Board as
part of the Strategic Plan at the Sao Paulo meeting.
Specifically, ICANN is seeking responses to the following questions:
How would you define "transparency" in the ICANN context?
What standards of transparency are appropriate in ICANN operations and
How would you define "accountability" in the ICANN context?
What standards of accountability are appropriate in ICANN operations and
What specific processes and activities need to be included to ensure
these standards are met?
Are there any innovative ideas on transparency and accountability that
you believe have not yet been implemented that might apply to ICANN?
Please post comments to the Operating Principles forum:
principles-comments at icann.org
View comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/principles-comments/
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
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