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Re: [alac] RE: [alac-admin] WSIS draft declaration ... (domain names)

  • To: Denise Michel <denisemichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Interim ALAC <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] RE: [alac-admin] WSIS draft declaration ... (domain names)
  • From: Erick Iriarte Ahon <faia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:48:44 -0500


we can create something and use all the organizations possible to "put our voice" in the WSIS process.


At 08:06 a.m. 27/02/2003 -0800, Denise Michel wrote:
I would agree with Izumi.  The ALAC has a very full plate.  At this point it
probably makes more sense to encourage other orginizations with which you
are involved to push for more appropriate language.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-alac-admin@xxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:owner-alac-admin@xxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Izumi AIZU
>Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:43 PM
>To: ALAC private
>Cc: Pierre Dandjinou; Erick Iriarte Ahon
>Subject: RE: [alac-admin] WSIS draft declaration ... (domain names)
>I was in Geneva, too, attending WSIS and dropped in
>UN ICT Task Force.
>I am not sure ICANN is officially participating to WSIS process, to me
>that was more of just "observing", but not actively engaged.
>My organization, GLOCOM, was asked by the Japanese government
>to help facilitate NGO/Civil Society participtaion to Asia Pacific Regional
>conference for WSIS held in January in Tokyo, and also
>participated PrepCom1
>and PrepCom2.
>The draft declaration was prepared by Government drafting group and
>Civil Society/NGOs had very limited role to make inputs. They
>have been treated as just "observer" and limited input. It is time
>but not productive experience...
>To effectively participate, to PrepCom3 and the Summit in December,
>you need to obtain "accreditation" and frankly, I think it is not
>ALAC's direct mission to participate WSIS now - we better concentrate
>on the immediate task. First things first.
>Sorry for bit negative comment, but this is my frank opinion.
>At 17:01 03/02/26 -0500, Pierre Dandjinou wrote:
>>I was in geneva till yesterday while the Prepcom2 of the WSIS is still on.
>>It ends on 28th Fbruary. I also attended the UN ICT Task Force 2 day
>>In fact, the UN ICT Task force is not linked to the WSIS process,
>thus, they
>>did not take part in the formulation of the declaration.
>>Only gov. reps, and civil society reps to some extent, have crafted the
>>draft declaration that is posted for comment.
>>As to participation of the ALAC to the process, I assume ICANN is
>>participating; at least I saw a staff member of Icann who made a
>>presentation during roundtables and other side events.
>>As group, we can still contribute..
>>Prepcom3 is scheduled to take place in September before the Summit itself
>>which comes from 10-12 December 2003.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-alac-admin@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-alac-admin@xxxxxxxxx]On
>>Behalf Of Erick Iriarte Ahon
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:19 AM
>>To: ALAC private
>>Subject: [alac-admin] WSIS draft declaration ... (domain names)
>>I send the email below to the name council.
>>Is necessary that ALAC participate in the WSIS, because is the natural
>>space for the "civil society", (like us).
>>Your comments about this
>>I don't know if any follow the WSIS Process
>(http://www.itu.int/wsis), it's
>>the World Sumit for Information
>Society, in especial por the "Civil
>>Well in the draft document from the Prepcom 2 (this days),
>you can read:
>58      The responsibility for root directories and domain names should
>with a suitable international [inter-governmental] organization and should
>take multilingualism into consideration. Countries' top-level-domain-names
>and Internet Protocol (IP) address assignment should be the sovereign right
>of those countries. Internet governance should be multilateral, democratic
>and transparent and should take into account the needs of the public and
>private sectors as well as those of the civil society.
>Well you can read and comment, this is a real problem.
>In this meeting (prepcom2) the UN - ICT had a meeting to prepare the
>agreement (i send a email about that a few days ago).

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