ICANN Resolutions » 1999-05-27 - BYLAW CHANGES REGARDING GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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Board amends bylaws regarding GAC membership.
WHEREAS the GAC has requested that the Board conform the applicable Bylaws to the membership criteria established in the Operating Principles;
BE IT RESOLVED (Resolution 99.40) that Article VII, Sec. 3(a) of the Bylaws be amended to replace the third sentence with the following:
"Membership of the Governmental Advisory Committee shall be open to all national governments. Membership shall also be open to Distinct Economies as recognized in international fora, and multinational governmental organizations and treaty organizations, on the invitation of the Governmental Advisory Committee through its Chair, or on invitation of the ICANN Board. Members of the Governmental Advisory Committee shall appoint one accredited representative to the Committee. The accredited representative of a Member must hold a formal official position with the Member's public administration. The term "official" includes a holder of an elected governmental office, or a person who is employed by such government, public authority or multinational governmental or treaty organization and whose primary function with such government, public authority or organization is to develop or influence governmental or public policies."