GNSO Council Supports the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Work Stream 2 Request for Extension of Mandate and Funding for Fiscal Year 2018
As one of the chartering organizations of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), the GNSO supports the requested extension of the mandate and funding of its Work Stream (WS)2 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The GNSO Council expects to receive regular updates on the actual expenditures as tracked against adopted budget, as well as the status of WS2 activities. Additionally, the GNSO Council reserves the right to provide further input on budget allocation in relation to the CCWG-Accountability related activities in FY18. It also expects that excess costs or requests for additional funding beyond adopted budget should be recommended by the Legal Committee only when deemed essential. At ICANN58, the CCWG-Accountability confirmed that WS2 activities would not be able to complete by the end of FY17 as originally planned. Nevertheless, it estimates that the extension of WS2 for FY18 would still remain within the original Transition budget.