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WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability): Presentation on the Draft Report for Public Comment

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability was established to initiate a related process to the IANA Stewardship Transition process to ensure that ICANN's accountability and transparency commitments to the global Internet community are maintained and enhanced in the absence of its historical contractual relationship with the U.S. Government.

This report for public comment represents the current work product of the CCWG-Accountability. It is focused on draft Work Stream 1 recommendations (Work Stream 1 is the CCWG-Accountability's work on changes to ICANN's accountability arrangements which must be in place, or committed to, prior to the IANA Stewardship transition), which were the focus of the first five months of work (from December 2014 until May 2015). These recommendations are not presented as the consensus of the CCWG-Accountability at this point. The CCWG-Accountability is seeking confirmation of its approach and guidance upon several options.

The CCWG-Accountability will hold two identical webinars at different times to facilitate participation across time zones. The webinars will take place on:

  • 11 May from 11:00 – 12:30 UTC (time zone converter here)
  • 11 May from 19:00 – 20:30 UTC (time zone converter here)

Webinar Details & How to Attend

The webinars will be run in an Adobe Connect room. If you are interested in attending the webinar and would like to receive dial-in details, please send an email to brenda.brewer@icann.org and indicate which time you would like to attend the webinar.

UPDATE: A list of country dial-in numbers can be found here. Should there be no appropriate dial-in number for an interested participant, ICANN will provide a dial-out service to that individual. Correspondingly, language service Conference ID numbers are listed below:

  • Français – Conference ID: 75929475
  • Español – Conference ID: 68385764
  • 中文 – Conference ID: 825702
  • Pусский – Conference ID: 345720
  • العربية – Conference ID: 82855066
  • Português – Conference ID: 759752

Subsequently the transcripts will be translated in the 5 UN languages and posted on the CCWG-Accountability Wiki here.


Further information

For further information about the CCWG-Accountability's work, please see https://community.icann.org/x/ogDxAg.

For further information about the related IANA Stewardship Transition process, please see https://www.icann.org/stewardship-accountability.

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