Draft NC resolution on Reform – following Bucharest v3
Whereas the Names Council has produced a set of recommendations for ICANN evolution and reform;
Whereas, the ICANN Board at its Bucharest meeting in June 2002 resolved that the Board endorses the Evolution and Reform Committee (ERC) Blueprint for Reform, and described it as being broad outlines;
Whereas the Board instructed the ERC to oversee implementation with the participation of the ICANN community;
Whereas the Board resolved that further opportunities for strengthening ICANN's capacity to fulfill its mission should be utilized;
Whereas the Board instructed the ERC to take due account of certain fundamental issues:
§ geographic and cultural diversity in all parts of ICANN structure,
§ a policy development processes that enhances and promotes a transparent bottom-up process.
The Blueprint’s proposed two representatives per Constituency fails the Board’s test of geographic and cultural diversity. With three representatives per constituency, the majority of ICANN regions ARE represented. With two, the majority of ICANN regions are NOT represented.
The Blueprint’s proposed two representatives per Constituency fails the Board’s test of a bottom-up process. Experience has shown that three representatives improves the constituencies ability to outreach to multiple regions and so enhances and promotes a transparent bottom-up process.
The Names Council resolves therefore to recommend the following implementation of the Blueprint, without which ICANN will fail to take account of the above fundamental issues:
there should be three representatives per Constituency on the GNSO council.