[AFRI-Discuss] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting

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Subject: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting
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*ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting

09 April 2020

LOS ANGELES – 9 April 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that its ICANN68 Policy Forum, which
was to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will now be held via remote
participation only. The ICANN Board of Directors has made the decision
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/MN0E020mCn01d001P0uR0N2> that ICANN68 will
not proceed as an in-person meeting. Instead, the Board has directed the
ICANN org to explore additional community feedback and suggestions, in
order to develop a meaningful and productive ICANN68 Policy Forum while we
are unable to meet in person.

The meeting, scheduled for 22-25 June 2020, will be the second time ICANN
has held a Public Meeting solely with remote participation. ICANN67, which
was originally slated to be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 7-12 March 2020,
was held as ICANN's first entirely remote virtual meeting
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/b0000dRPnCO0Eu120202m0N> following the
declaration of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international
concern by the World Health Organization

With an increasing number of countries issuing stay-at-home, lockdown, or
social-distancing orders to its citizens to slow the spread of COVID-19,
gatherings and international travel are effectively on pause for the
foreseeable future. The health and safety of ICANN's community is a top
priority, and as such, convening ICANN68 as an in-person meeting is no
longer feasible.

Following the success of ICANN67 as a Virtual Community Forum, the ICANN
org sought the ICANN community's feedback on how to improve future virtual
meetings. In its decision, the Board also directed ICANN org to coordinate
with the ICANN community on the best way forward in order to meet the
expected outcomes of an ICANN Policy Forum. The community's feedback will
be incorporated into the planning and execution of ICANN68.

ICANN thanks the Kuala Lumpur host committee and our regional partners in
Asia Pacific (APAC), who have provided their support and expertise
throughout the planning process for ICANN68. We look forward to returning
to the APAC region for future ICANN Public Meetings.

Those interested in attending the virtual meeting will still be required to
register. An announcement will be posted once registration is open. To
learn more about remote participation, visit ICANN Public Meetings

More information, including information about the meeting's time zone,
language interpretation options, and final schedule will be provided at a
later date.

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with a community of participants from all over the world.

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