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GNSO Outreach Task Force

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One of the recommendations of the ICANN Board Governance Committee was to develop and implement a targeted outreach program to explore the formation of new constituency groups. As a follow up to Board approval of many BGC Report recommendations, the GNSO Council formed two steering committees, one of which – the Operations Steering Committee (OSC) – provided a report to the GNSO Council "Recommendations to Develop a Global Outreach Program to Broaden Participation in the GNSO." In 2011 the Council established an Outreach Task Force Charter Drafting Team to develop a charter and timeline to implement a GNSO outreach program. Following the GNSO Council meetings in San José, Costa Rica in March 2012 the GNSO Council formed a Discussion Group to consider various approaches to outreach.


Scoping Status

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Responsible Staff Member:

  • Julie Hedlund

ICANN Board Resolution Text of GNSO Improvements:

Adopted on: 26 June 2008

Operations Steering Committee Recommendation on Global Outreach:

Adopted on: 21 January 2011

GNSO Council Resolution Text of Global Outreach Recommendations:

Adopted on: 28 April 2011

Issue Report:

Submitted on: Not Applicable

  • Not applicable

GNSO Council Resolution Outreach Task Force Draft Charter:

Considered on: 15 December 2011

  • The motion for the Task Force Charter was deliberated by the GNSO Council, but failed. A further motion was presented to the Council for the meeting on 15 December, but it was not seconded so did not come up for a vote.
  • During its meetings at the ICANN meeting in Costa Rica in March 2012 the GNSO Council agreed to establish a Discussion Group to consider various outreach approaches.

Drafting Team Charter:

Adopted on: TBD

  • TBD

Implementation Details:

  • TBD

Additional Information: