[council] Re: [council] GNSO ATRT2 Applicants (minor change to improve clarity)
- To: volker@xxxxxxxxxxx, "Robinson, Jonathan" <jonathan.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [council] Re: [council] GNSO ATRT2 Applicants (minor change to improve clarity)
- From: "Wolf-Ulrich.Knoben@xxxxxxxxxxx" <Wolf-Ulrich.Knoben@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:28:30 +0100
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Thanks Volker for sharing the Registrars' decision to the list. This
will lead to the effect that the 60% threshold needed in both houses to
add 2 candidates to the endorsed list shall not be achieved what I'm
Some thoughts from my side:
1. The Rrs' decision is fully in line with the respective GNSO process -
2. It may be a theoretical question whether the decision would have been
the same in case there were non-US candidates from the CPH.
3. The GNSO - when it developed the endorsement process - included with
intent the diversity criteria to ensure input to the AOC review teams in
particular from the "policy related" community as being
diverse. That time it was already clear that the full slate of
candidates coming from all SOs/ACs could cope with the diversity
criteria. If the GNSO as a whole is willing to follow your argumentation
then we should initiate revising the endorsement process by removing the
present council's role to oversee the diversity balance. It would save a
lot of time and annoying discussions.
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:19:42 +0100
Subject: Re: [council] GNSO ATRT2 Applicants (minor change to improve
From: Volker Greimann <vgreimann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Jonathan Robinson <jonathan.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
thank you for making sure the process remains on track despite
the difficult deadlines and our inablility to resolve this early
on our last call. During the Amsterdam meeting the RrSG
councilors have met and discussed the ballot, and we have
elected to abstain on a vote on the two additional candidates.
We believe the GNSO has endorsed four candidates for the ATRT
that are highly capable for the role. The questions of
geographic and gender diversity are fully available to the
Chairs of the Board and GAC through the full slate of candidates
from all parts of the community.
The GNSO Council has now received endorsements from all
As a reminder, the GNSO process is as follows:
The Council will consider the resulting list of up to
four nominees at its next teleconference. If the list does
not meet the above mentioned diversity objectives, the
Council as a whole may choose to endorse up to two
additional candidates from the applicant pool who would
help to give the list of GNSO nominees the desired
balance. In this case, the Council would hold a vote
during its teleconference, with sixty percent support of
houses represented in the Council being required for
endorsement. If no candidate obtains that level of
support, the list of endorsements obtained via the
bottom-up process of stakeholder group nominations will be
deemed final and forwarded to ICANN.
· The candidate list meets the GNSO agreed gender
diversity requirements in that not all endorsed candidates
are of the same gender.
· However it does not meet the GNSO agreed
geographic diversity requirements in that all endorsed
candidates are from a single (North America) ICANN region.
Therefore the slate needs to be added to with (up to two)
additional SG supported candidates in order to get closer
to meeting geographic diversity requirements.
The two SG supported candidates that assist us in meeting
this requirement are:
Therefore we will ballot the Council on list (since a
teleconference is now not practical ahead of the deadline)
in order to see if either or both (of Marie-Laure
Lemineur and Olivier Mouron)
have the support of 60% of both houses of the Council.
PLEASE CAN YOU KEEP AN ALERT VIEW ON THE COUNCIL LIST
FOR THE BALLOT WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN
23H59 UTC TODAY (24TH JANUARY 2013). THE BALLOT WILL
CLOSE 23H59 UTC ON 26TH JANUARY.