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ICANN 42 en Dakar, Senegal

ICANN organiza una reunión pública internacional tres veces por año en una región geográfica diferente del mundo. La tercera reunión de 2011 está programada para África, del 24 al 28 de octubre y tengo el agrado de confirmar que Dakar, Senegal será el lugar para la reunión pública de ICANN número 42.

Agradecemos la asistencia del gobierno de Senegal y de nuestros anfitriones, el Ministro de tecnologías de información y comunicaciones, en organizar este importante evento internacional, el cual también se llamará Reunión anual de ICANN 2011.

Estamos al tanto de la preocupación de la comunidad acerca de las manifestaciones recientes en Senegal. Manteniendo nuestros procedimientos normales y nuestra obligación de brindar un ambiente seguro para las reuniones de ICANN, seguiremos observando de cerca la situación a medida que nos preparamos para la reunión.

Nuestros colegas en Senegal le prometieron a nuestra comunidad una calurosa bienvenida a ese fascinante y hermoso país de la costa atlántica de África.


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