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Re: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats

  • To: Robert Hoggarth <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
  • From: Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 09:58:15 -0400

Let's not forget that at one time we the people representing our own persons
elected directly to the ICANN board at least 5 directors. Until that status
quo is returned to us everything here is so much gibberish.

ICANN and the GNSO should return to the people what was stolen. Until then
the GNSO is only playing band aid tactics.

joe baptista

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Robert Hoggarth <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

>  Dear Eric:
> Thanks very much for your note. I think you are correct that several broad
> policy considerations are important parts of the Board’s effort to select
> three of the six Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) representatives on
> the newly-restructured GNSO Council. In particular, two of the chief goals
> of the GNSO Improvements effort have been (1) to make the GNSO’s policy
> development process (PDP) more effective and responsive to community needs
> and (2) to make participation in the GNSO more inclusive and representative.
> Doubling non commercial community representation on the GNSO Council (from
> three to six seats) is certainly one aspect of trying to achieve those
> goals.  The emphasis being placed on the interest and ability of candidates
> to commit themselves to community/constituency development and outreach
> efforts (in addition to their regular Council duties) is another.  A third
> important aspect of the process, and a long-standing ICANN policy principle,
> appears to be diverse geographic representation. For example, among the
> factors specifically noted in the Position Notification Document (see -
> http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/soi-notification-board-ncsg-appointments-04aug09-en.doc)
> is the expectation that the three candidates ultimately selected will come
> from three different geographic regions.
> My role as a member of the policy staff involved in helping the Board
> manage the process for the Board is more a product of workload and duty
> assignments rather than a matter of “policy” but I am happy to address any
> follow-up questions, comments or insights you may have on this.
> Best regards,
> Rob Hoggarth
> On 8/9/09 8:33 AM, "Hugh Dierker" <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Mr. Hogarth,
> I think the GA should take interest in these new positions and possible
> means by which members can step outside themselve and contribute in a real
> way to the success of ICANN.
> So my main question to you is;  Please tell us the "policy" considerations
> that are going into the selection of persons to fill these posts.
> The email below is clear enough and links us clearly enough to the
> requirements of the positions. However then as the contact information is
> provided we are shifted/directed over to the Policy arm of ICANN staff. I
> truly believe that there is very good reason why Policy considerations
> should go into the selection. We must assume that the Policy of ICANN is to
> asure the most broadbased participation in any governance structure.
> Certainly the GA is a perfect GNSO forum for spreading the good news which
> is ,, a progressive and aggressive reform of structure within ICANN to move
> the ICANN mission into a more internationally recognized, internationally
> integrated and representative organization.
> Eric Dierker
> --- On *Thu, 8/6/09, Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
> From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
> To: "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 12:58 AM
> [To: ga[at]gnso.icann.org; announce[at]gnso.icann.org
> [To: liaison6c[at]gnso.icann.org; council[at]gnso.icann.org]
> [To: regional-liaisons[at]icann.org]
> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05aug09-en.htm
> Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
> 5 August 2009
> Representation of the Non Commercial Community on the GNSO Council will
> double from three to six representatives this October when a new Council is
> seated in Seoul, South Korea. New transitional ICANN Board appointments will
> fill three of the new Council seats. This month the ICANN Board is accepting
> Statements of Interest from members of the non commercial community who
> would like to volunteer for these three new positions and potentially serve
> as full GNSO Councilors for the next two years.
> As outlined in the attached flyer [PDF, 226K | DOC, 148K]
> http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/soi-notification-board-ncsg-appointments-04aug09-en.pdf
> this is a unique opportunity for leaders in the non commercial community to
> step forward and serve the ICANN community at a pivotal moment in the
> Internet's development.
> Background and Explanation:
> At its 30 July meeting the ICANN Board approved a transitional charter for
> a new Non Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) (see -
> http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/ncsg-proposed-charter-30jul09-en.pdf).
> The charter sets out a transitional approach (Section 8 - Appendix) for
> selecting the NCSG's GNSO Council representatives. Under this transitional
> approach, the current Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) will elect 3
> Council seats (in total). The remaining 3 seats will be temporary Board
> appointments with the expectation that additional non-commercial
> Constituencies will be formed/approved and participate in filling future
> NCSG Council seats. The transition period will be two years.
> Of the four new Stakeholder Group Charters approved by the Board last week,
> this temporary seat selection by the Board is unique to the NCSG. It
> reflects a fundamental view that the current non-commercial community
> participation in the GNSO is not yet sufficiently diverse or robust to
> select all six of the NCSG's allocated Council seats (as was originally
> intended by the Board's GNSO Improvements initiative). It is important to
> note that this condition is temporary. The Board expects that the new
> Board-appointees will work hard in the coming months with the ICANN Staff
> and the community to forge new relationships and structures that will
> achieve the Board's goal of a robust and diverse non-commercial community
> within the GNSO framework.
> At the direction of the Board's Structural Improvements Committee (SIC),
> the ICANN Staff has prepared a formal GNSO Council NCSG Position
> Notification Form [PDF, 60K | DOC, 71K] and a formal Statement of Interest
> Form application [PDF, 30K | DOC, 54K] for interested persons to review. The
> GNSO Council NCSG Position Notification Form explains the duties of the new
> positions. The Statement of Interest Form asks interested persons for some
> personal information and gives volunteers the opportunity to explain their
> interest in the positions and their qualifications for the Council member
> duties. The Board and ICANN Staff will keep all submissions in strict
> confidence and no personal contact information will be shared.
> The Process From Here:
> The Board hopes that a number of candidates will express their interest in
> volunteering for these new positions over the course of this month.
> The Structural Improvements Committee of the Board will evaluate all
> statements of interest and will make recommendations for finalists to the
> full Board for consideration at the Board's scheduled 30 September special
> meeting. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible to give
> them an opportunity to travel to and participate in the first meeting of the
> restructured GNSO Council in Seoul, South Korea on 28 October 2009.
> Deadline and How to Submit Statements of Interest:
> Statements of Interest will be accepted through Noon PDT on Monday 31
> August 2009 at the email address - ncsg-seats@xxxxxxxxx <
> http://us.mc529.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=ncsg-seats@xxxxxxxxx>
> The promotional flyer announcing this opportunity can be found here: [PDF,
> 226K | DOC, 148K]
> http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/gnso-councilor-recruitment-advertisement-05aug09-en.pdf
> The formal Statement of Interest Form can be found here: [PDF, 30K | DOC,
> 54K]
> http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/soi-form-ncsg-council-positions-2009-2011-en.pdf
> The formal Position Notification Form can be found here: [PDF, 60K | DOC,
> 71K]
> http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/soi-notification-board-ncsg-appointments-04aug09-en.pdf
> Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth (please send specific questions or
> queries to policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx <
> http://us.mc529.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx> )
> Glen de Saint Géry
> GNSO Secretariat
> gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <
> http://us.mc529.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> http://gnso.icann.org <http://gnso.icann.org/>

Joe Baptista

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