[EURO-Discuss] EURALO - RIPE MoU Signing Ceremony
wolfgang.kleinwaechter at medienkomm.uni-halle.de
Thu Nov 2 16:54:30 UTC 2017
as one of the signatories of the first MoU between EURALO and ICANN, dated back to ICANN28 in March, 29th, 2007 in Lisbon, I want to congratulate all who have contributed to this very positive developments, in particular Olivier and Wolf. Well done guys.
Regional At-Large Organization MOUs
Whereas, the ICANN Bylaws, Article XI, Section 2, Part 4, provide a process that allows individual Internet users to participate meaningfully in the work of ICANN, as the community known as At-Large, and;
Whereas, groups representing individual internet users throughout the world have made outstanding progress in their work together, resulting in three regions concluding their negotiations on creating Memoranda of Understanding with ICANN to create their Regional At-Large Organisations (RALOs), and;
Whereas, the three regions are the Asia/Australia/Pacific, the African, and the European regions, an achievement which represents a considerable milestone in the development of the multi-stakeholder process which is so fundamental to the work of ICANN, and;
Whereas, the ICANN Board wishes to recognise and applaud the At-Large community worldwide, and especially in the African, Asia/Australia/Pacific, and European Regions, for the achievement of this milestone in their development, and;
Whereas, the Board is pleased to highlight the fact that with the creation of these three RALOs, the At-Large Advisory Committee is now composed of 8 elected members and 5 Nominating Committee members, with only two remaining Board-appointed members, and;
Whereas, the General Counsels office have reviewed the draft MoUs and determined that they meet the requirements the ICANN Bylaws establish for the formation of a RALO, and advised that a 21-day public comment period should be observed, and;
Whereas, the African and European user groups have met as a part of the ICANN Lisbon Meeting, and elected their representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee as a part of their work, allowing for the diverse communities engaged in ICANN to be present to recognise this achievement, and;
Whereas, the Asia/Australia/Pacific Region are in the process of formally providing written confirmation of their consent to be bound by the terms of their MoU with ICANN, and shall formally sign the MoU in a public ceremony at the October 2007 ICANN International Meeting to be held in the Asia/Australia/Pacific Region, and;
Whereas, the Parties to the African and European MoUs, composed of ICANN and representatives of the At-Large Structures in the African and European regions, signed it at a public ceremony on Thursday 29th March 2007 at the Lisbon ICANN meeting, the execution of the agreement on ICANNs part contingent upon final approval by the ICANN Board following completion of the public comment period, and;
Whereas, the public comment periods for the African and Asia/Australia/Pacific concluded on the 28th March 2007, and the public comment period on the Latin America and the Caribbean region concluded on 4th January 2007.
Resolved (07.22), the Board ratifies the Memorandum of Understanding with the European At-Large Structures, on the same basis under which it was signed, and;
Resolved (07.23), the Board gives its final approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between the At-Large Latin America and the Caribbean Region and ICANN, and;
Resolved (07.24), the Board gives its final approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between the At-Large African Region and ICANN, and;
Resolved (07.25), the Board gives its final approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between the At-Large Asia/Australia/Pacific Region and ICANN.
Von: euro-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org im Auftrag von Jean-Jacques Subrenat
Gesendet: Do 02.11.2017 16:29
An: Discussion for At-Large Europe; Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
Betreff: Re: [EURO-Discuss] EURALO - RIPE MoU Signing Ceremony
Well done Olivier and all of EURALO!
And a word of gratitude to Wolf!
Le 2 novembre 2017 à 16:00:51, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond (ocl at gih.com) a écrit:
Dear EURALO members,
Wednesday 1st November 2017 was a historical day as EURALO signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) with Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), the Regional Internet Registry that serves our region.
This will allow for more cooperation between the RIPE community focussing on allocation of IP addresses, and the region's At-Large Community. At this stage we are opening the door to making European users more aware of the work that RIPE does, whilst opening a channel for end user feedback to RIPE.
Please be so kind to find the final text of the MoU attached, noting that this is the text that received no objection from anyone in EURALO.
I am therefore delighted to announce the news of this milestone. I hope that it will enable multiple, constructive synergies between our communities and organisations. EURALO and RIPE have been very successful in collaborating indirectly as founder partners of EuroDIG, the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, At this stage, I would need to thank many people, including At-Large Staff, and you, dear colleagues, for being constructive in bringing this milestone forward.
In my short speech yesterday, I thanked the people and At-Large Structures that were physically present at the 29 March 2007 signing of the EURALO MoU with ICANN. That was the very beginning of our region's coordination.
But one person in particular deserves our strongest appreciation and thanks, and that's Wolf Ludwig. He held EURALO together for so many years. He did all of the groundwork, with colleagues in the region, to make sure EURALO was a Founding Partner of EuroDIG, in effect, the European IGF. He constantly made EURALO significant on so many levels, both inside ICANN and in outside Internet Governance circles. Wolf is a key architect of this organisation.
On a personal note Wolf is also one of my mentors at ICANN. When I initially got involved at ICANN, Wolf suggested that I'd be EURALO's IPv6 "expert" - and that step was the first step into all of the different positions that I held in this organisation and his welcoming attitude allowed me to have all the wonderful experiences that I have lived so far in this amazing organisation.
Thus I wanted, with your permission, to suggest dedicating the signing of the EURALO-RIPE MoU to Wolf. He could unfortunately not join us in person in Abu Dhabi due to health reasons, but he sure was in all of our minds when the MoU was signed.
Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
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