|No.||Recommendation||Recipient||Thematic Group Source||Assignees||Status|
|6||ICANN’s MSM should serve as the reference in encouraging all participants (individuals or parties) to declare and update existing or potential conflicts-of-interest, each time a vote takes place or consensus is sought.||ICANN Board; ICANN Staff; ICANN Community||TG1|
COMPLETED - Pending confirmation from the ALAC regarding the 'Next Step'
- : Assignees to modify the wording of this recommendation
- : Ariel Liang to email this recommendation to the IANA-issues mailing list to encourage members to propose modified wording.
- It seems to be a standard practice as it is reflected in the way that working groups and the Board conduct their work.
- It is uncertain whether all participants explicitly declare and update existing or potential conflicts-of-interests. This request doesn't seem to be included in the CCWG-Accountability Report.
- The wording of this recommendation seems to be a bit over-reaching. We may not want to have all members to declare conflicts of interests during every single vote. We, however, expect members to update their conflicts of interests regularly.
- Re conflicts of interests updates, it seems that every community group has some type of rules (e.g. SOIs in GNSO, ALAC) that are appropriate to what they are doing.
- Conflict of interests issues will be dealt with by CCWG-Accountability WS2?
- Members' conflicts of interests should be updated if their status change (with regard to their work and other potential areas of conflict of interests).
At-Large Community has already established the practice of updating SOIs before elections and selections
Some ICANN community groups require members to update their SOIs whenever a meeting takes place (more than requested in the recommendation) (e.g. every GNSO council member states changes to their SOIs, if any, at the beginning of every Council meeting); however, there is limitation to expand this practice in every stakeholder group (e.g. ccNSO);
ALAC to follow GNSO’s example to require members to update their SOIs and state changes, if any, before every ALAC meeting as a standing agenda item