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GAC Advice

The GAC provides advice to the ICANN Board on policy matters where there may be an interaction between ICANN’s policies and various laws, international agreements and public policy objectives. GAC Advice is communicated to the ICANN Board through either a Communique or a formal piece of Correspondence.


Thank you letter from GAC Chair to Spanish Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda

sent: 18 July 2017
to: Mr. Álvaro Nadal Belda, Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Spain
from: Thomas Schneider, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee


Mr. Álvaro Nadal Belda
Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda

RE: ICANN63 High Level Governmental Meeting

Your Excellency, dear Mr. Nadal Belda,

It is with sincere joy that I hereby acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 6 June 2017, while at the same time expressing my gratitude, also on behalf of the GAC, for your generous offer to host the next High-Level Governmental Meeting in conjunction with the ICANN 63 Meeting in Barcelona in 2018.

I look forward to working closely with Spain’s GAC Representation in preparing for this event and to meeting you and your staff in person as we get closer to the meeting in Barcelona.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Schneider

Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee