Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2011-12-08 - New Annex A-GNSO Policy Development Process

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2011-12-08 - New Annex A-GNSO Policy Development Process

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Revision of GNSO Policy Development Process

Board adopts the new Annex A- GNSO Policy Development Process to the ICANN Bylaws, amends the ICANN Bylaws to reflect this adoption, and directs the Board to transition to the new PDP.

Meeting Date: 
Thu, 8 Dec 2011
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • Transition to the new PDP.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Board
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: Ongoing
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, in October 2008, the GNSO Council established a framework (see GNSO Council Improvement Implementation Plan; (http://www.icann.org/en/topics/gnso-improvements/gnso-improvements-implementation-plan-16oct08.pdf [PDF, 95 KB]) for implementing the various GNSO Improvements identified and approved by the ICANN Board of Directors on 26 June 2008 (http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-26jun08.htm#_Toc76113182) (http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-26jun08.htm);

Whereas, that framework included the formation, in January 2009, of two Steering Committees, the Operations Steering Committee (OSC) and the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC), to charter and coordinate the efforts of five community work teams in developing specific recommendations to implement the improvements;

Whereas, the PPSC established two work teams, including the Policy Development Process Work Team (PDP-WT), which was chartered to develop a new policy development process that incorporates a working group approach and makes it more effective and responsive to ICANN's policy development needs;

Whereas, the GNSO Council decided to terminate the PPSC on 28 April 2011 and instructed the PDP-WT to deliver its Final Report directly to the GNSO Council;

Whereas, the PDP-WT submitted its Final Report (http://gnso.icann.org/issues/pdp-wt-final-report-final-31may11-en.pdf [PDF,1.39 MB]) on 1 June 2011 to the GNSO Council;

Whereas the GNSO Council opened a 30-day public comment period on the Final Report (seehttp://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-09jun11-en.htm);

Whereas the GNSO Council referred those comments back to the PDP-WT for consideration (seehttp://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#201107);

Whereas the PDP-WT reviewed those comments and updated the report as deemed appropriate (seehttps://community.icann.org/download/attachments/9405500/PDP-WT+Public+Comment+Review+Tool+FINAL+21+September+2011.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1317022410000 [PDF, 192 KB]);

Whereas the PDP-WT submitted its Updated Final Report (seehttp://gnso.icann.org/improvements/updated-final-report-pdpwt-28sep11.pdf [PDF, 1.51 KB]) to the GNSO Council on 27 September 2011.

Whereas, the GNSO Council adopted the Updated Final Report, including the proposed new Annex A and the PDP Manual unanimously.

Resolved (2011.12.08.11), the ICANN Board adopts the new Annex A as described in http://www.icann.org/en/general/proposed-bylaws-revision-annex-a-clean-04nov11-en.pdf [PDF, 80 KB]. The Bylaws as amended will take effect upon adoption. The transition to the new PDP will be conducted as recommended by the GNSO Council in its resolution (see http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#201110).

Rationale for Resolution: 

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