[bc-gnso] ATRT Implementation Work -- Next Steps and Webinar
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- Subject: [bc-gnso] ATRT Implementation Work -- Next Steps and Webinar
- From: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 14:35:44 -0400
Two items: first, you may wish to bookmark the link below so that you can
easily access the ICANN information on the ATRT. These kinds of announcements
do not appear on the front page [similarly with WHOIS Review Team; SSR Review
Team, etc.] and some members have expressed concern with the lack of visibility
afforded the work, due to that approach to publishing information. I did speak
with the ICANN staff and was assured that this is a challenge with the present
approach to the ICANN home page. However, staff has now provided the
following annoucement regarding the ATRT implementation plan [see below], with
associated links. Status on the expected ATRT Report: As you will recall, the
BC had tried to track the ATRT,as the improvements in Accountability and
Transparency are of critical importance to ICANN's success, and legitimacy.
We had all expected a fuller report to be posted for public comment prior to
Singapore ICANN 41. It turned out that the Boarddid not receive fully updated
reports prior to Singapore meeting, and that the progression of work was in any
case not viewed as still open to public comment, but in the 'implementation'
phase. I was surprised by this, since I had understood that implementation of
the Recommendations would still include public comment. However, in rereading
the Board's minutes and in discussing with Board members, they understood that
implementation would be undertaken by staff under the direction/guidance of
During the ICANN 41 meeting in Singapore, I provided feedback on public
participation in the public session, and in particular askedabout the ATRT
recommendations. When it became clear that there is a considerable gap of
understanding between many the community [e.g. expectations for an extensive
and detailed implementation report available for discussion during Singapore]
and the approach being taken, I proposed to Denise Michel that staff provide a
webinar during July. She was quite supportive of the idea, as were several
Board members, including in particular, Thomas Narten and Michael Silber.
They, Ray Plzak, and Cherine Shalaby noted in particular they were interested
in the challenges that the stakeholders face in trying to effectively follow
and understand to the work on ATRT.
The information provided is extensive, but I cannot yet comment on it, since it
is just being published today.
Many BC members have filed individual comments throughout the work of the
President's Strategy Committee, and the development of the Affirmation of
Commitments, and the work of the ATRT. If you have a particular interest in
being able to participate in the proposed webinar, we can provide that
information to ICANN staff.
Please email Benedetta off list, if you are particularly interested in the
Marilyn CadeBC Chair
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:29:02 -0700
Subject: [soac-discussion] ATRT Implementation Work
Dear Community Leaders:
I would like to draw your attention to the Board's action in Singapore on
ATRT implementation work. The ATRT implementation status report
(http://www.icann.org/en/accountability/atrt-report-25jun11-en.pdf) and the
"Accountability & Transparency" webpage
(http://www.icann.org/en/accountability/overview-en.htm) are available for
your information and will be updated regularly.
In addition, there will be a webinar, later this month, to provide more
in-depth updates and answer questions. Dial-in details will be available