Government and IGO Engagement

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Community Opportunities for Policy Contribution

This table provides information on public comment proceedings external to the ICANN organization, whether upcoming, ongoing, or past. These links to external public comment proceedings are for informational purposes only and provided in response to requests from the ICANN community. Community members are encouraged to:

  • Evaluate if they are eligible to participate in any of these processes.
  • Participate if they wish to do so. 

ICANN understands that some within the ICANN community are interested in providing their own feedback directly to government or intergovernmental organizations’ consultations on issues that may be of interest to the ICANN community or relevant to ICANN’s mission. However, please note:

  • ICANN does not track community submissions to external public comment opportunities.
  • Inclusion on this list does not signify that ICANN has or will contribute to any individual proceeding, unless indicated otherwise. 
  • ICANN’s contributions to external bodies can be found at this link
  • The Community may not use these links to submit their input on ICANN’s behalf. 

This list is for informational purposes only and is not an exhaustive list.  

External Public Comment Proceedings Dates

The U.N.Commission of Science, Technology and Development (CSTD) launched a Questionnaire on the 20 year review of WSIS implementation. The questionnaire is open to all stakeholders.

Closing date - 29 February 2024

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is soliciting public opinion on the “Measures for the Management of Cybersecurity Incident Reporting (Draft for Comments)”. The public is welcomed to provide feedback through the Chinese Government Legal Information Network of the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China, or by sending an email to the CAC.

Closing date - 7 January 2024

European Commission “Call for evidence” on the review of the Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardization.

The Regulation sets the legal basis and rules for the EU’s standardization policy and is currently under review.  

The Call seeks general feedback and a proper consultation is expected for Q3 2024.

Action:
ICANN has provided feedback concerning European standardization. The feedback is published at this link, which showcases ICANN’s contributions to external bodies.

1-29 September 2023

The Office of the U.N. Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology launched a public consultation for ideas and suggestions for the Global Digital Compact. The Global Digital Compact is the expected outcome of the Summit of the Future in 2024. Inputs should consider “How can we best ensure an “open, free and secure digital future for all”? What shared principles should be included in the Global Digital Compact? Which issues should be addressed in the Common Agenda report or others?” 

Action:
ICANN has provided feedback concerning the GDC. The feedback is published at this link, which showcases ICANN’s contributions to external bodies.

June 2022 - April 2023

If you are aware of any such opportunities that are not currently included in our listing, we invite you to share them with our Government and IGO Engagement Team at ge@icann.org.