ICANN Resolutions » 2007-03-30 - Board Governance Committee Recommendations on Independent Reviews
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Board directs ICANN Staff to post proposed Terms of Reference for ALAC Review for public comment, and approves proposal and charters to create BGC GNSO Review Working Group and BGC NomCom Review Working Group.
Whereas Article IV, Section 4 of ICANN's Bylaws calls for the Board to cause periodic reviews of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee by an entity or entities independent of the organization under review.
Whereas on 8 December 2006, the Board approved a comprehensive schedule for independent reviews that included an independent review of the Board, and directed staff to execute the reviews as scheduled.
Whereas the Board has considered the proposed Terms of Reference for the At-Large Advisory Committee that have been recommended by the Board Governance Committee (BGC) to be posted for public comment.
Whereas the BGC has recommended the creation of two working groups comprised of current and former Board members that would report to the Committee and would provide focused attention and guidance to the GNSO and NomCom review efforts – a "BGC GNSO Review Working Group" and a "BGC NomCom Review Working Group."
Whereas the Board has considered the individuals to be appointed as working group members, and the charters for these working groups, that have been recommended by the BGC.
Resolved (07.29), the ICANN Board directs staff to post the proposed Terms of Reference for the At-Large Advisory Committee review for public comment and further consideration.
Resolved (07.30), the ICANN Board approves the Board Governance Committee's proposal to create a "BGC GNSO Review Working Group" and a "BGC NomCom Review Working Group," and appoints the following individuals, while noting that additional individuals may be appointed:For the "BGC GNSO Review Working Group" -- Roberto Gaetano, Rita Rodin, Vanda Scartezini, Tricia Drakes, Raimundo Beca, Susan Crawford, and Vittorio Bertola; and
For the "BGC NomCom Review Working Group" -- Alejandro Pisanty; Peter Dengate-Thrush, Njeri Rionge, Mouhamet Diop, Jonathan Cohen, and Steve Goldstein.
Resolved (07.31), the ICANN Board approves the recommended charters for these two working groups that include the objectives, tasks and processes to be undertaken by these groups, and directs staff to support the creation and work of these groups.