[At-Large] Fwd: ICANN Welcomes the EU Council's Conclusions on Internet Governance

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 20:09:49 UTC 2014

Thanks Carlton. Here's the link the Press Release by the European Council
on Telecommunications:

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com>

> FYI.  Seems to be some movement here since at one time, the regime
> relegated those of us at the edge of empire to the irrelevant column in
> these matters.
> Carlton
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>   [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert
> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-12-02-en
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> 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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