[AFRI-Discuss] AFRALO Updated Statement on interim Report of Geographic Regions Review
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Wed Jan 26 10:51:21 UTC 2011
Bonjour à tous
Suite à la téléconférence du 25/01/2011 d’AFRALO, je vous prie de trouver
ci-dessous le lien vers la Contribution AFRALO sur le rapport intermédiaire du
groupe de travail sur la révision des régions géographiques.
Aussi, je vous prie d’envoyer vos commentaires et contributions sur la liste
avant le Jeudi 28 Janvier 2011 à 23:59 UTC.
Following the AFRALO teleconference on 25 Jan 2011, please find below the link
to the revised AFRALO Contribution to the ALAC Statement on the Interim Report
of Geo-Regions Review.
Please send your comments and inputs on the list by Thursday 28th January 2011
at 23:59 UTC.
Président Isoc Mrocco
This revised statement from AFRALO is the outcome of the discussions undertaken
by the African ALSes regarding their view on the Geographic Regions Review
Working Groupinterim report
AFRALO Statement on ICANN Geographic Regions
We, AFRALO members appreciate the work done by the geographic regions review
working group and the key questions raised during this exercise, AFRALO would
like to express it has no objection to the current ICANN geographic region
structure and distribution, we think that the current ICANN regions fit its
Africa is a region fighting for unity to promote economic and social
development. As such, AFRALO members think any division of the African continent
would jeopardize the efforts deployed to realize this objective. History has
divided the continent by language and the actual efforts are for reunification.
AFRALO recommends ICANN to keep the integrity of the African continent as such
with all its countries as actually recognized by the United Nations. With its 54
countries and its cultural diversity (multiple languages, different types of
populations, high demography, different political systems, variety of climates
and vegetations, etc.) Africa, by itself, is a complex community model in which
the members learn to respectfully communicate and live together, in harmony. For
equity reasons, AFRALO recommends that ICANN finds mechanisms to provide due
representation actors to each continent according to the respective number of
countries, regardless of the number of languages.
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