[council] Candidate sought for GNSO representatives to ICANN Geographic Regions WG.

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Nov 21 00:38:02 UTC 2008


Based on the conversation during today's meeting I have frame the  
following draft.
Please respond as soon as possible so that Glen can send this out  
befoe the end of the week.

I will send out a suggestion on how we do the selection process shortly.



In response to Board resolutions 2008.11.07.08 and  2008.11.07.09  
(attached below) the GNSO Council is soliciting volunteers from the  
constituencies as well as from the council.

The GNSO council is looking for candidates to participate in this WG  
who are willing and able to  represent and advocate for the GNSO  
position on geographic issues as outlined in http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/icann-geographic-regions-26aug08.pdf 
  and are willing to keep the council updated on activities in the WG.

As part of the selection process, the GNSO Council is requesting that  
each candidate for the role post a descriptive paragraph on why they  
are interested in the role and how their views on the subject compare  
to those submitted by the council.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent, with their  
descriptive paragraphs to gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org before 28- 


ICANN Board Resolution on Community-Wide Working Group to Review  
ICANN's Geographic Regions

Resolved (2008.11.07.08), the Board authorizes the formation of a  
community-wide working group to study and review the issues related to  
the definition of the ICANN Geographic Regions, consult with all  
stakeholders, and submit proposals for community and Board  
consideration relating to the current definition of the ICANN  
Geographic Regions. The Board requests that all interested Supporting  
Organizations and Advisory Committees nominate two individuals to  
serve on the working group, the composition of which the Board would  
like to approve at the December Board meeting.

Resolved (2008.11.07.09), the Board requests the working group, as its  
first order of business, to draft and seek community input on a  
proposed charter, and submit the draft document for community review,  
and Board consideration and approval at the March 2009 Board meeting  
in Mexico City. In drafting the charter, the working group is directed  
to focus, but not limit, its work on the criteria for assigning  
countries, dependencies and recognized geopolitical entities to a  
Geographic Region, and to take into consideration the relevant ccNSO  
Board paper, the recent GNSO comments, and other community advice -  
including the GAC's original advice on the topic in 2000 <http://www.icann.org/en/committees/gac/communique-14jul00.htm 
 >. Further, the Board directs ICANN Staff to support these efforts.

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