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IANA Stewardship Transition: Another Step Closer

30 November 2015

Fadi Chehadé, Former President & CEO

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Today is an important day for the many stakeholders all over the world who have together worked tirelessly to preserve an open, accessible and global Internet. Today, the CCWG-Accountability releases its Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations for the Chartering Organizations to consider and for public consultation.

In 2014, we made a collective commitment to transition ICANN to a global, independent and accountable institution and I'm very pleased to say that the global community is well on its way to accomplishing this important goal. You, the community, have dedicated countless hours, and shown an unprecedented amount of effort, thoughtfulness and collaboration in undertaking one of the biggest cooperative efforts in the history of global governance, truly demonstrating the resilience and power of the multistakeholder approach.

And yet, there is still more to be done. I know you're tired. I know how hard you have worked to get to this point. The next two months will be critical to the success of the multistakeholder proposals and, once again, I ask you to finish out the last few steps of this journey with as much passion, dedication and hard work as you've put in to it. We are so close to bringing this amazing effort to a close and we need you to get there.

It has been a highlight of my career to watch this process unfold and an honor to participate. I look forward to the completion of a successful IANA Stewardship Transition, and I will be doing everything in my capacity to help in any way I can as we finish what we've started.

Former President & CEO

Fadi Chehadé