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ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)

The GAC serves as the voice of Governments and International Governmental Organizations in ICANN's multistakeholder representative structure.

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.

Impact

For more than two decades, the GAC has consistently provided information and advice to the ICANN Board and community through 70 Communiqués, numerous community public comments and many pieces of direct correspondence.

Learn about the role of the GAC

Membership

There are 179 Member governments and 38 Observer organizations in the GAC. The roster of GAC Member representatives is constantly evolving. New government Members are always welcome.

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upcoming meetings

Sep
20
2021
GAC and ALAC Leaderships Call - 20 September 2021
Closed Session
Sep
21
2021
GAC Priorities Update Call - 21 September 2021
Closed Session
Sep
21
2021
GAC Leadership and ICANN Government Engagement Call - 21 September 2021
Closed Session
Sep
27
2021
GAC and GNSO Leaderships Call - 27 September 2021
Closed Session