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Board Committee Charter Amendments


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Resolution Number: 
2021.07.22.09 – 2021.07.22.10
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) is tasked with "periodically review[ing] the charters of the Board Committees, including its own charter and work with the members of the Board Committees to develop recommendations to the Board for any charter adjustments deemed advisable." (BGC Charter, § II.C.2.)

Whereas, the BGC has recommended that the Board approve revisions to various sections of the BGC and Board Risk Committee (BRC) charters.

Resolved (2021.07.22.09), the Board hereby adopts the revised Board Governance Committee Charter.

Resolved (2021.07.22.10), the Board hereby adopts the revised Board Risk Committee Charter.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The Board is addressing this matter to ensure committee charters are up-to-date and reflect the most current governance requirements and best practices.

As part of its responsibilities, the BGC is tasked with "periodically review[ing] the charters of the Board Committees, including its own charter and work with the members of the Board Committees to develop recommendations to the Board for any charter adjustments deemed advisable." (BGC Charter, Sec. II.C.3.) In this role, the BGC recommended, and the Board agrees, that the Board approve revisions to the BGC and BRC Committee charters to update the relevant sections of the charters to current practices. And, as it relates to the BRC charter, it now includes reference to oversight of the Risk Appetite Statement.

This action is consistent with ICANN's Mission and is in the public interest as it is important to ensure that the Board has the necessary Committees, properly tasked with responsibilities, to ensure oversight over the ICANN organization, as the Board deems appropriate.

There will be no direct fiscal impact or adverse ramifications on ICANN's strategic and operating plans from the proposed changes to the charters.

There are no security, stability or resiliency issues relating to the domain name system as the result of this action.

This decision is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require public comment.