Former President's Strategy Committee (PSC)
2005 – 2007
This inactive committee was disbanded on 25 June 2010 by ICANN Board resolution - http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-25jun10-en.htm#1.6.
Former ICANN President, Paul Twomey, formed a President's Strategy Committee (PSC) in December 2005, following a resolution by the Board at ICANN's international public meeting in Vancouver. A description of PSC's efforts is included below. The PSC concluded its activities in 2007 and the inactive committee was officially disbanded through a Board resolution in June 2010.
In creating the PSC in 2005, the Board noted that the ICANN community "could benefit from the advice of a group responsible for making observations and recommendations concerning strategic issues facing ICANN".
The Committee focused on:
The PSC's work on the Improving Institutional Confidence Initiative can be found here: http://www.icann.org/en/jpa/iic/.
During a Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement that ICANN had with the United States government in February 2008, the PSC was identified by ICANN's chairman as the group that would help facilitate discussions with the community over the issues raised with respect to ICANN's transition to the private sector, and in particular was requested to outline a plan for developing such a transition framework.
The Committee met face-to-face to discuss and prepare an update to the Board and the Community regarding its recommendations. The Update to the Final Report [PDF, 23.07 KB] was summarized by CEO Paul Twomey during the Public Forum (transcript).
Prior to the public workshop, on Monday 19 March, a public online consultation was held. Questions and comments were taken via email [full list], as well as on a dedicated forum on the public participation site. The agenda [PDF, 7.72 KB], a full transcript and an audio recording of the meeting are all available.
The Committee presented its Draft Report [PDF, 29.26 KB] and recommendations to the community for consideration.
A public session on the report [full transcript] was held on Monday 4 December.
The Committee announced it would hold public consultations on a number of questions it had developed since its formation. The consultations were announced at the Public Forum and outlined during a workshop on Internet Governance. Specific questions and the approach the Committee would take was outlined on a consultation webpage, and translated into Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish.
On 21 July, an online consultation was held which hoped to elicit feedback on the basic question: How can the ICANN model be strengthened in the context of the evolution and growth of the Internet? A full transcript, as well as audio recordings, split into two separate sessions are available.
Material on the question of international private organisations, developed by Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and a former Legal Counsel of the United Nations, Ambassador Hans Corell, was provided.
The Committee was formed through a Board resolution.
|Peter Dengate Thrush