[AFRI-Discuss] [isoc_ke] Fwd: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Welcomes the EU Council¹s Conclusions on Internet Governance

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Wed Dec 3 03:29:15 UTC 2014


Thanks for sharing. A step in the right direction. Curious to know if the AU has any official position on the same.

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> On Dec 3, 2014, at 6:25 AM, Barrack Otieno via isoc <isoc at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
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> From: ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:09:25 +0000
> Subject: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Welcomes the EU
> Council¹s Conclusions on Internet Governance
> To: "alac-announce at atlarge-lists.icann.org"
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> [ICANN]<http://www.icann.org/>
> News Alert
> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-12-02-en
> ________________________________
> 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
> values.
> "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
> principles."
> 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/>.
> -- 
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