The GAC constitutes the voice of Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in ICANN's multistakeholder structure. Created under the ICANN Bylaws, the GAC is an advisory committee to the ICANN Board. The GAC's key role is to provide advice to ICANN on issues of public policy, and especially where there may be an interaction between ICANN's activities or policies and national laws or international agreements.
For more than two decades, the GAC has consistently provided information and advice to the ICANN Board and community through 75 Communiqués, numerous community public comments and many pieces of direct correspondence.
GAC participants offer the views of governments and IGOs on many substantive policy topics and operational matters impacting the work of ICANN.
Learn about these work efforts, including GAC Working Groups and other Activities.
There are 181 Member governments and 38 Observer organizations in the GAC. The roster of GAC Member representatives is constantly evolving. New government Members are always welcome.