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Agenda

Abu Dhabi, UAE 28 October 2017 - 03 November 2017

Introduction

This page has been created in order to give you a scrolling review of GAC sessions for the ICANN60 Meeting.

Any additional information regarding the ICANN60 GAC schedule preparation, please see: https://gac.icann.org/activity/icann60-gac-schedule-preparation.

The session briefings are available on the GAC wiki site via a zip file link, please see: https://gacweb.icann.org/x/moPFAg

Saturday, 28 October 2017

08:30 - 13:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - GAC Underserved Regions Capacity Building Workshop for Middle East GAC Members and Newcomers

Leads

Pua Hunter, GAC USR WG Chair
ICANN's Government Engagement Team

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Time Session Moderator(s)
08:30-09:00

Welcome and introductions

ICANN's Senior Advisor to the President of ICANN for Government Engagement 

ICANN President and CEO

GAC Chair

United Arab Emirates representative

Pua Hunter (GAC USRWG chair and
ICANN GE)

Objectives of the meeting Pua Hunter and Alice Munyua
09:00-09:30 Introduction to ICANN and its role and work in the region (GSE) Baher Esmat (ICANN GSE)
09:30-10:30

Role of ICANN in the global Internet Governance Ecosystem

Panel and plenary discussion (William Drake/Wolfgang Kleinwaechter/Chengetai Masongo/Khaled Koubaa)
Alice Munyua and Baher Esmat
10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea break
10:45-12:45

Update on ICANN Constituencies and cross-community work at ICANN60

(GAC topic leads/liaisons/GE/GSE/MSSI)
Baher Esmat and Alice Munyua
12:45-13:00 Closing remarks GAC Chair and/or Vice-chair and ICANN board

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13:30 - 14:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 1 - GAC Opening Plenary

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Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

Tom Dale, ACIG GAC Secretariat

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14:00 - 14:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 2 - 2-Character Country/Territory Codes at Second Level

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14:30 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 3 - Country and Territory Names as SLDs

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15:15 - 16:15 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 4 - GAC Independent Secretariat

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16:15 - 16:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 5a - GAC's Participation in the Empowered Community

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17:00 - 17:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 5b - GAC's Participation in the Empowered Community

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17:45 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda 6 - GAC's Participation in PDP's and CCWG

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

08:30 - 09:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 7 - Human Rights and International Law Working Group Meeting

Leads

Jorge Cancio, Switzerland;

Mark Carvell, UK;

Milagros Castañon, Peru

Objectives

Draft agenda:

  1. Consider the progress of the HR sub-group (report from Niels ten Oever);
  2. Discuss the GAC providing potential advice to the Board on its use of Ruggie Principles as a tool.
  3. Consider the situation on the GAC as regards implementation of the core value - a first discussion.
  4. ICANN Organization activities directed to implementing the HR Core Value (speaker, Theresa Swinehart).

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09:30 - 10:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 8 - Geographic Names Working Group Meeting

Leads

Olga Cavalli, Argentina, WG Chair

Objectives

Draft agenda for the meeting:
Role of the WG - GAC alternatives for participation in the Work Track 5
  • Which could be the role of the WG in this new stage?
  • Could we review main issues of the WT 5 process and highlight some issues which are important for the GAC?
  • Could we Help co-chair or GAC members participating in analyzing the information during PDP process?
  • Other ideas?

A summary of main issues and comments expressed during the two open
sessions about Geographic Names in new gTLDs are being shared with the WG members.

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10:30 - 11:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 9 - Meeting with the GNSO Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Co-Chairs (CBAs and Applicant Support Discussion)

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11:00 - 12:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 10 - Community-Based Applications and Applicant Support Discussions

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12:00 - 12:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 11 - ICANN Jurisdiction

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13:30 - 14:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 12 - Meeting with Amazon.com

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14:00 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 13 - Amazon IRP Discussion 1

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15:15 - 16:15 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 14 - Meeting with the GNSO

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Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

James Bladel, GNSO Council Chair

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17:00 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 13 - Amazon IRP Discussion 2

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18:30 - 20:00 UTC+04:00 | PSWG Newcomers Social

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Monday, 30 October 2017

08:30 - 09:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 15 - ICANN MSSI Team Reviews

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ICANN MSSI Review Team will update the GAC about the current and future work on the organizational and specific reviews: https://www.icann.org/resources/reviews

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10:30 - 12:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Community Input and Feedback on Progress and Approach for Concluding the Work of CCWG-Accountability-WS2

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12:00 - 12:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 16 - Meeting with NCUC

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12:30 - 13:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 17 - BGRI Meeting

Leads

Manal Ismail, Egypt 

Markus Kummer, ICANN Board

Objectives

The Board-GAC Recommendations Implementation Working Group (BGRI-WG)[icann.org] was created to implement GAC-related recommendations of the first ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT1)[icann.org].  Its term was then extended to implement GAC-related recommendations of the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2)[icann.org]. 

Most recently, the BGRI-WG was re-convened with the mandate of looking into and reviewing “Effectiveness of GAC Advice”, where in some cases, it is difficult to determine whether (or not) ICANN Board has accepted GAC Advice, where there is clear evidence that advice has been accepted, to what degree it has been implemented, and whether or not the GAC feels the implementation adequately meets GAC’s original intent. 

The session will adopt the reviewed description of what constitutes GAC Advice:

  • GAC Advice is advice on the activities of ICANN as they relate to concerns of governments, particularly matters where there may be an interaction between ICANN’s policies and various laws and international agreements or where they may affect public policy issues.
  • GAC Advice is embodied in a written communication where the specific advice is clearly marked as such, has a clearly stated proposal for action(s) by the Board, and explains the underlying rationale for its Advice.
  • GAC Advice is provided in accordance with the GAC Operating Principles[gacweb.icann.org], and is duly considered, accepted, or rejected by the Board in accordance with Section 12.2 (a)(x-xi) of the ICANN Bylaws.  

as well as agree on the following set of activities related to having a single, transparent, easy to access, and easy to manage portal for logging, tracking, and retrieving GAC Advice to the Board.

 

 

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13:30 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Reporting of DNS Abuse for Fact-Based Policy Making & Effective Mitigation

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15:15 - 16:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Review of All RPMs PDP WG

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15:15 - 16:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Operating Standards for Specific Reviews

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17:00 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Public Forum 1

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

08:30 - 09:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 18 - Public Safety Working Group Meeting

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Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, PSWG Co-Chair

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09:30 - 09:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 19 - GAC Chair Election Results

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09:45 - 10:15 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 20 - ICANN / GAC Operational Processes

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10:30 - 11:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 21 - IGOs / Red Cross Protections

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11:00 - 11:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 22 - Whois / RDS and GDPR

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11:30 - 12:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 23 - Preparation for Meeting with ICANN Board

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12:00 - 12:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 24 - Review Point for GAC Communique

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13:30 - 14:15 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 25 - Meeting with ccNSO

Leads

Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

Katrina Sataki, ccNSO Chair

Objectives

Agenda:

  • ISO 3166 three letter codes as TLDs
  • next steps: policy development on country & territory names, geo names as TLDs
  • PDP retirement update
  • meeting strategy review
  • Barriers to participation

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14:15 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 26 - Meeting with the ALAC

Leads

Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

Alan Greenberg, ALAC Chair

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15:15 - 16:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 27 - Meeting with ICANN Board

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17:00 - 17:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 28 - Rights Protection Mechanisms

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Agenda:

  1. Factual summary of RPMs-- Brian Winterfeldt (10-15 mins)
  2. Presentation on INTA RPM survey -- John McElwaine (or possibly Lori by phone) (10 mins)
  3. Status report of RPMsPDP WG -- Susan Payne (10-15 mins)
  4. Identifying specific public policy issues on which GACreps in coordination with national intellectual property policy leads and/or agencies would potentially advise ICANN -- Mark Carvell, Brian Beckham

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17:45 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 29 - GAC Operating Principles

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017

08:30 - 09:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 30 - NomCom Working Group Meeting

Leads

Olga Cavalli, Argentina, WG Chair

Objectives

Draft agenda for the meeting:

  • Revision of the draft document "GAC Criteria to submit to NOMCOM"

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09:30 - 10:15 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 31 - Underserved Regions Working Group Meeting

Leads

Pua Hunter, Cook Islands

Objectives

Draft agenda for the meeting:

  • Discuss the evaluation framework for GAC endorsement
  • Discuss the FAQ for GAC endorsement
  • Capacity development workshop updates and timeline for future sessions
  • Discuss the workplan and call for active engagement of the working group members

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10:30 - 11:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 32 - DNS Abuse Mitigation

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11:00 - 11:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 33 - GAC Website

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11:30 - 12:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 34 - Preparation for HLGM ICANN63

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12:00 - 12:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 35 - Preparation for ICANN61

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12:30 - 13:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Commonwealth Meeting

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Draft Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Welcome remarks
    • Nigel Hickson, VP, IGO Engagement, ICANN (TBC)
  3. Lowering Barriers to ICANN Participation
    • Mark Carvell, GAC Vice Chair and UK GAC Representative.
  4. Introduction to Internet and Jurisdiction
    • Bertrand De La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger, Internet & Jurisdiction.
  5. Commonwealth updates (Chair
    • CTO’s work on Cyberspace
    • IGF 2017
    • CHOGM 2018
  6. AOB

 

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13:30 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 36a - ICANN60 Communique Drafting

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15:15 - 16:45 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 36b - ICANN60 Communique Drafting

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17:00 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 36c - ICANN60 Communique Drafting

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Thursday, 02 November 2017

10:30 - 12:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Implications for ICANN

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12:00 - 12:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Agenda Item 37 - Whois/RDS and GDPR

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13:30 - 15:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Talking About Jurisdiction: Challenges Associated with ICANN’s Activities Being Subject to the Laws and Tribunals of the Country of Incorporation

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15:15 - 18:30 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Public Forum 2

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18:30 - 20:00 UTC+04:00 | ICANN60 - Annual General Meeting

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