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Subject: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Welcomes the EU
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News Alert


ICANN Welcomes the EU Council's Conclusions on Internet Governance

2 December 2014

December 2, 2014 - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) today welcome the EU Council on Telecommunication
(TTE) for its Conclusions on Internet Governance adopted on 27
November 2014.

The Conclusions underline "that the governance of Internet is expected
to include all stakeholders" and "the importance of strengthening the
Internet Governance Forum (IGF)", while endorsing the principles
adopted by the global multi-stakeholder community at NETmundial.

"In this period of transition for Internet Governance, and for ICANN
in particular, Europe has a substantial role to play. We welcome
Europe's public commitment to contribute proactively and
constructively to the process of IANA stewardship transition and
ICANN's accountability and review process," said Fadi Chehade, ICANN's
President and CEO.

The Conclusions by the Council of European Union governments mark an
important step in supporting the continued development of the
multistakeholder model of Governance of the Internet, based on
inclusivity and underpinned by individual rights and democratic

"We recognize this is the first time that EU Council Conclusions focus
in such detail on Internet Governance and on ICANN specifically, and I
would like to thank the Italian Presidency and in particular Under
Secretary Antonello Giacomelli for setting the agenda and their
vision," said Chehade. "They have worked hard to foster a single
coherent approach among 28 Member States, based on the NETMundial

They also reaffirm that the Internet should remain a single, open,
neutral, interoperable and un-fragmented network accessible to
everyone, everywhere. The ICANN community is proud to have contributed
to this goal and "the robust operation of the Internet" through
ICANN's role in the coordination of the domain name system over the
past 16 years, and we will strive to fulfill this mission going
forwards, as the organization evolves.

Building on the Council Conclusion, the Internet community and ICANN
welcome Europe's decision and fully support the forging ahead with the
implementation of national and regional multistakeholder models of
Internet governance.

About ICANN:

ICANN's mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an
address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to
be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that
coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in
1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with
participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet
secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops
policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. ICANN doesn't control
content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with
access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the
Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the
expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please
visit: www.icann.org<https://www.icann.org/>.

Barrack O. Otieno
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