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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 23:06:07 UTC 2014

Much obliged for the specifc text Sala.

For clarification, my reference was to to what appears to be a change in
the European Union's view - as expressed by the Council of European Union -
from that previously promoted from the EC in the person of Madame Viviane
Reding, the then [EC] official with oversight for IG matters.

Quite a task to follow the nested alphabet soup of the political
arrangements in Europe.


Carlton A Samuels
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On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Carlton. Here's the link the Press Release by the European Council
> on Telecommunications:
> http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/trans/145966.pdf
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> 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
>> ==============================
>> Carlton A Samuels
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>>   [image: 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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