[council] RE: [liaison6c] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans
Title: GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans
Thanks Rob. This is very useful information that
should facilitate the GNSO work that needs to be done.
GNSO Community members;
As promised by Denise last week, the Staff has
developed a timetable of key tasks and milestones that need to be addressed
over the next two months to seat the new GNSO Council by the ICANN Seoul
Attached please find two documents. The first,
entitled “GNSO Council Restructure Implementation Timetable,” sets out the
various topic areas that need to be addressed between now and Seoul including,
among other things, Bylaws Amendment efforts, Council seat appointments and
the approval of Council operating procedures. Where appropriate, Staff has
provided specific “last-date” milestones to help Council, Stakeholder Group
and Constituency leaders plan their internal activities in a timely
The second, document, entitled “GNSO Council Restructure
Implementation Plan,” is being provided as a draft first-step to help
community leaders make the final detailed transition decisions necessary to
have the new Council members take their seats in Seoul. The document,
presented in draft form, provides one potential plan format and provides a
table identifying each of the existing voting GNSO Council Representatives by
name, organized by Stakeholder Group (except NCAs). The table includes the
term-expiration of each seat, the potential disposition of that individual’s
Council seat, an action column indicating which seats appear to require an
election or appointment, and the regional affiliation for the seats of
Councilors whose terms are not expiring this year.
As with all our
previous Staff suggestions, the documents are intended to provide some initial
guidance and to be used as tools to issue-spot and spark discussion and debate
where appropriate. We hope they may prove useful at the upcoming Council and
Restructure Drafting Team meetings. I am happy to field any questions or
comments any of you have about specific dates or references in the
On 8/4/09 5:47 PM, "Denise Michel" <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
At last Thursday's Board meeting, the Directors
considered a number of issues related to GNSO Improvements, and made
significant progress towards seating the new GNSO Council in Seoul.
Specifically, the Board adopted resolutions <http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-30jul09.htm>
that: (i) approved all of the Stakeholder Group Charters as
recommended by the Structural Improvements Committee, and (ii) approved the
ability of the Contracted Party House to select Board Seat #13, and the
ability of the Non Contracted Party House to select Board Seat #14.
The Board also discussed pending new Constituency applications, and
acknowledged that Staff is posting a complete set of Bylaws Amendments for
public comment. The Amendments, which have been posted <http://icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-200908.html#gnso-restructure>
, reflect the Board's recent decisions and other GNSO restructuring matters
necessary to seat the new Council.
that these Bylaw Amendments (Version 2) address a number of issues
that impact the work of the GNSO Restructuring Work Teams. Because
these proposed Bylaws include provisions that the GNSO Restructuring
Drafting Team did not review during its work, Staff posted two documents to
assist the community in its review. One document highlights the
differences between the GNSO proposed Bylaws proposals (<http://icann.org/en/general/proposed-gnso-council-bylaw-amendments-notes-comments-03aug09-en.pdf>)
and the other is a Staff Explanation for some of the more substantive
amendments included in Version 2 (<http://icann.org/en/general/proposed-gnso-council-bylaw-amendments-explanation03aug09-en.pdf>).
These include a discussion of issues such as: changes to Annex A; additional
voting threshold for certain contracting parties; and procedures for
adopting the GNSO Operating Rules and Procedures.
We encourage the
GNSO Restructuring Work Teams to review and discuss these materials at their
next meetings, and to provide comments during the public comment period,
which closes on 23 August. The Board expects to act on a comprehensive set
of amendments at its 27 August meeting.
Additional information on GNSO Improvements follow-up actions that
should be completed in the next few months will be posted