ALAC Statement on the Future Structure and Governance of ICANN
The following statement has been transmitted to the public consultation on the Report on Improving Institutional Confidence Plan.
We have been requested by the Chair of the At-Large Advisory Committee, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, and the Chair of the At-Large Working Group on the Future Structure and Governance of ICANN and Vice Chair of the ALAC, Sébastien Bachollet, to transmit the input for the public consultation on the Report on Improving Institutional Confidence Plan on behalf of the ALAC.
This statement is the result of a process begun when representatives of eighty-eight (88) At-Large Structures ("ALSes") from five Regional At-Large Organizations ("RALOs") representing ICANN's global At-Large community met in the At-Large Summit (ATLAS) as a part of the 34th International ICANN meeting in Mexico City.
Amongst the various activities of the Summit were five working groups on issues of concern to the At-Large community. One of the five was devoted to the Future Structure and Governance of ICANN.
The final statements of all five working groups was compiled into the Declaration of the At-Large Summit (see: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/files/atlarge/correspondence-05mar09-en.pdf) , presented to the Board of ICANN at the Public Board Meeting in Mexico City.
In order to ensure that the entire At-Large community had the opportunity to review the five statements, and for their perspectives to be taken into account, the ALAC resolved upon a process of consultation and amendment for the statements by resolution at its 24th March 2009 teleconference (see: http://tinyurl.com/q5dodv). As a result, the Summit Working Group statement was opened for public comments by the At-Large community on 1st April, closing on 25th April. The Chair of the ALAC then requested the Staff to open a vote on the document opening on 3rd May and closing on 10th May.
The results were announced on 11th May by the Staff, said result being that the Statement was endorsed by a vote of 15-0-0.
Nick Ashton-Hart, Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Gisella Gruber-White, Marie-Helene Bouchoms
ICANN At-Large Staff