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[council] Rome meeting, and WSIS

  • To: "GNSO Council (E-mail)" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Rome meeting, and WSIS
  • From: "Cade,Marilyn S - LGCRP" <mcade@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 21:32:51 -0500
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  • Thread-topic: Rome meeting, and WSIS

I know that our exact date for Council isn't set yet, but I assume it is to be 
announced for the next two weeks, therefore, I'd like to introduce three items 
for discussion on our upcoming agenda. :

1, Ensuring appropriate time available for dealing with Council's agenda at Rome
2. Attendance/invitation to the Board to attend Council's meeting
3. WSIS follow up

1. As we are beginning to plan for the Rome ICANN meeting, I'd like to suggest 
that Council consider the time frame for our meeting and our working agenda and 
adjust, IF needed, to ensure that we have time to address in detail the issues 
on our agenda. At our last meeting in Carthage, we had a number of issues to 
discuss and needed to extend our meeting accordingly. Fortunately, we were able 
to do so. However, we may not always be so fortunate with availability of 
rooms, staff, bridge, remote participants availability. 

I ask that Glen and Bruce look at our planned agenda and determine whether we 
may need a longer meeting than the two hours that are usually provided. After 
all, Council only meets in person approximately 3 times a year. We should plan 
ahead, if needed, for a longer meeting, so that we can fully address the issues 
on our agenda. 

2. As I've participated in Council at ICANN's meetings, I've noticed a lack of 
attendance by the full Board.  Since Council is one of the two important policy 
making bodies of ICANN, attendance at the Council meetings should be of 
interest and importance for all Board members. 

Bruce, perhaps we could discuss, briefly, at our next call, sending an 
invitation to both the Board and the GAC to attend the Council's meeting. 

3. Finally, I'd like to add the topic of follow up to the WSIS to our Council 
agenda. ICANN is a sub-theme to the WSIS activities, but of course, we are all 
concerned that the larger set of activities of the private sector in addressing 
the WSIS, take into account and fully represent the views of ICANN's 
supporters. I'd like to report on the outcome of the WSIS, and suggest that 
Council continue to monitor the work underway by the private sector related to 
the WSIS, including, as appropriate, providing advice to the Board on the WSIS 
activities, and how ICANN might participate in the larger WSIS activities. 



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