ICANN Resolutions » 2000-07-16 - Definition of ICANN's Geographic Regions
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Board directs Staff to assign countries to geographic regions on the basis of the United Nations Statistics Division's current classifications.
Whereas, Article V, Sec. 6, of the ICANN Bylaws calls upon the Board to determine a specific allocation of countries among five general geographic regions (Europe; Asia/Australia/Pacific; Latin America/Caribbean islands; Africa; North America); and
Whereas, this year's At Large membership elections will entail the selection of one Director from each of ICANN's five geographic regions; and
Whereas, the Governmental Advisory Committee, upon the ICANN staff's request for advice, recommended that "With regard to the definition of ICANN's Geographic Regions, ICANN should make reference to existing international norms for regional distribution of countries," it is
Resolved [00.64], that the staff is directed to assign countries to geographic regions on the basis of the United Nations Statistics Division's current classifications of "Countries or areas, codes and abbreviations," as revised 16 February 2000, and "Composition of macro geographic (continental) regions and component geographical regions," as revised 16 February 2000.