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GNSO and ccNSO Approve the Final Framework for Future Cross Community Working Groups

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In October 2016, GNSO Council approved the Final Framework of Operating Principles for Future Cross Community Working Groups (CCWGs), followed by the ccNSO approval in November 2016. This Final Framework was developed by the Cross Community Working Group to Develop a Framework of Principles for Future CCWGs (CWG Principles), which was jointly chartered by the GNSO and the ccNSO. The adoption by the GNSO and ccNSO Councils marks the official completion of work of the CWG Principles. A CCWG is a mechanism to allow for two or more of any of ICANN’s Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) to work together to address issues that are of common interest and that do not fall within the sole remit of one SO or AC. The Final Framework intends to provide a general framework for the establishment, operations, and closure of CCWGs, as well as highlight certain principles that are considered fundamental or crucial to the effective functioning of a CCWG. The Final Framework draws extensively upon lessons learned from previous CCWG efforts, especially in relation to the IANA Stewardship Transition and related Enhancing ICANN Accountability CCWGs, though these particular efforts are considered exceptional in their scope and resource intensiveness. Read the Final Framework here