[council] Feedback on Open Joint Sessions in Cairo
philip.sheppard at aim.be
Thu Nov 6 15:31:53 UTC 2008
I wanted to provide some feedback on the open joint sessions.
- it happened
- it addressed genuine cross SO/AC issues
- many issues were ill suited to a single SO/AC view and so the chair was unable to provide
- the event was a bit lack lustre because of this overly strong focus on the chairs
- I did not agree with the populist proposal to have every SO under the sun here just
because they exist. The event was intended to foster understanding on joint issues not be a
platform for every SO/AC.
Imagine a large empty room with one large round table with the full leadership of each
organisation sitting ie the GNSO Council, CC council, the ALAC, the GAC leadership etc. It
would be a big table - maybe three tiered in the style of UN security council with one lead.
But it would be exciting if THIS group had answered the questions. Observers would sit
around the group in outer circles, interacting as usual.
PS Glen would you be so kind as to forward this to Patrick Sharry also ?
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