On 24 July 2018, the ALAC unanimously voted to re-appoint Yrjö Länsipuro to serve as the ALAC Liaison to the GAC between the end of the 2018 AGM to the end of the 2019 AGM.

Yrjö Länsipuro was re-apponted by the ALAC to serve as the ALAC Liaison to the GAC between the end of the 2017 AGM to the end of the 2018 AGM. 

On 24 June 2016, the ALAC appointed Yrjö Länsipuro to serve as the ALAC Liaison to the GAC for the interim period until the end of ICANN57. Yrjö is the first ALAC Liaison to the GAC.


Yrjö was previously a GAC member representing Finland, and a member of the ICANN President's Strategy Committee and has been active in At-Large since 2009. He is currently a delegate to the Nominating Committee

June 2018

The GAC appointed Ana Neves as the first GAC Liaison to the ALAC during ICANN 62. 

ALAC-GAC meeting at ICANN 62; annotated agenda

23 August, 2016

On 19 August, 2016, there was a call where the Chairs of the GAC and the ALAC, Thomas Schneider and Alan Greenberg, together with the interim ALAC liaison to the GAC, Yrjö Länsipuro, and staff of both advisory committee, discussed the rationale and objectives of the newly created ALAC-GAC Liaison post.

It was agreed that the purpose is to keep the ALAC and the GAC – the two bodies of ICANN community that share a concern for public interest – mutually informed on a general level about what they are doing and planning to do, and to explore issues where the two committees could find enough common ground for cooperation. In the short run, expectations are modest, and the main objective is to build solid foundations for cooperation, whenever there's a need for it.

A call with participation from both sides will be held in September to discuss  issues of mutual interest.  The ALAC Liaison volunteered to present the first draft for the  agenda of the call, and welcomes ALAC input to it.

Yrjö Länsipuro

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