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  1. CCWG ploughs on with WS2: ICANN57

    By Aarti Bhavana With 3141 participants in attendance, ICANN57 (held from 3-9 November 2016) was the largest public meeting in its history. It was also the first meeting to be held after the successful completion of the IANA Transition. The transition greenlit the enforcement… Read More

  2. Heading into Helsinki: Core issues at ICANN56

    By Aarti Bhavana The upcoming 56th ICANN meeting shall be held in Helsinki, Finland from 27-30th June 2016. This is the first ‘Meeting B’ as per the new meeting strategy, which means a shorter, 4-day meeting focusing solely on policy work and outreach, and no public forum… Read More

  3. Global Public Interest and ICANN

    By Gangesh Varma Global Public Interest is a difficult term to define. Any attempt to define it has always been met with resistance, or dissatisfaction. Yet, it features prominently in ICANN’s universe – through its bylaws, documents and contracts. In this post, I recapitulate the discussions surrounding… Read More

  4. Implementing Enhanced Cooperation

    One of the important outcomes of the WSIS+10 review was the establishment of the CSTD (Commission on Science and Technology for Development) Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC). Subsequently, the establishment of the WGEC was announced in February with Peter Major as its chair and the nomination… Read More

  5. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 8

    By Aarti Bhavana Recommendations 8 and 9 In the final post in the series tracking CCWG-Accountability progress, we examine the remaining recommendations, Recommendation #8: Fortifying ICANN’s Request for Reconsideration Process, and Recommendation #9: Incorporation of the Affirmation of Commitments. This post traces the developments made… Read More

  6. On the Road to Marrakech, Part 7

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation #5: The next post in our series tracking the development of the CCWG Accountability Proposal is on Recommendation #5: Changing Aspects of ICANN’s Mission, Commitment and Core Values.  The CCWG Accountability through Recommendation 5, proposed changes… Read More

  7. The World Economic Forum and Internet Governance

    By Gangesh Varma The World Economic Forum (WEF) held its annual meeting at Davos from 20-23 January, 2016. The theme of the meeting was ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which referred to advent of new technologies that converge “the physical, digital and biological worlds” to… Read More

  8. A New Agenda for Digital Trade: Ideas from Brussels

    This author was one of the participants in the strategy meeting at the invitation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation The Strategy Meeting on Catalyzing Reform of Trade Negotiation Processes was held last week in Brussels. Convened by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), it brought a diverse group… Read More

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