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ATLAS II Recommendations

BOARD Recommendations highlighted in yellow target the ICANN Board 

 No.RecommendationRecipientThematic Group SourceAssigneesStatus
1ICANN should continue to support outreach programmes that engage a broader audience, in order to reinforce participation from all stakeholders.ICANN Board; ICANN Staff

TG1  

 
2ICANN should increase support (budget, staff) to programmes having brought valuable members to the community.ICANN StaffTG1
  • Outreach 
  • Capacity Building
  • Finance and Budget
 
3ICANN should continue to shape an accountability model reaching not only Board members but all parts of the ICANN community, in order to develop a more transparent and productive environmentICANN Board; ICANN Staff; ICANN CommunityTG1
  • Future Challenge
On Hold
       4ICANN should study the possibility of enhancing and increasing the role of Liaisons between its different Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (AC/SOs) to do away with the “silo culture”.ICANN SO & AC ChairsTG1
  • ALT
 
       5ICANN should examine how best to ensure that end-users remain at the heart of the accountability process in all aspects pertaining to the transition of stewardship of the IANA function.ICANN Board; ICANN Staff; ICANN CommunityTG1
  • Future Challenges
On Hold
       6ICANN’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 CommunityTG1
  • Future Challenges
On Hold
7A periodic review of ICANN's MSM should be performed to ensure that the processes and the composition of ICANN’s constituent parts adequately address the relevant decision-making requirements in the CorporationICANN BoardTG1
  • Future Challenges
On Hold
8The ALAC has the duty to keep track of action taken on all of the above recommendations.ALACTG1
  • ALAC
 
9ICANN should open regional offices with a clear strategy, subject to a cost-benefit analysis, focusing on the areas where the access to the Internet is growing, and where such growth is more likely to occur.ICANN Board; ICANN StaffTG2
  • Staff
  • ALAC
 
10

The next evolution of language services must adopt further extension of live scribing for all meetings and generally extend the current interpretation and translation processes and make translation available in a timely manner.

ICANN Staff (language service)TG2
  • Accessibility
  • Technology Task Force
 
11ICANN must implement a range of services to facilitate access according to various criteria (gender; cultural diversity) and user needs (disabilities, etc…).ICANN Board; ICANN StaffTG2
  • Accessibility
  • Technology Task Force
COMPLETED
12In collaboration with At-Large Structures, ICANN should put in place campaigns to raise awareness and extend education programmes across underrepresented regions.ICANN GSE StaffTG2
  • Capacity Building
  • Outreach 
  • GSE Staff

 
13ICANN should  review  the  overall  balance  of  stakeholder  representation  to  ensure  that appropriate consideration is given to all views, proportionally to their scope and relevance.ICANN BoardTG2
  • Future Challenges
On Hold
14ICANN should adjust its contractual framework to minimize conflict between its requirements and relevant national laws.ICANN Board; ICANN StaffTG2 
15ICANN should examine the possibility of modifying its legal structure befitting a truly global organization, and examine appropriate legal and organizational solutions.ICANN BoardTG2
  • Future Challenges
 
16ICANN needs to improve their direct communications regardless of time zones.ICANN Board; ICANN GSE StaffTG2
  • ATLAS II IT
  • ALT
In Progress
17ICANN needs to be sensitive to the fact that social media are blocked in certain countries and, in conjunction with technical bodies, promote credible alternativesICANN GSE Staff; ICANN CIIOTG2
  • Technology Task Force
  • Social Media
 
18Support end-users to take part in policy development.ICANN Policy StaffTG3
  • Capacity Building
 
19Eliminate barriers to participation and engagement with ICANN processes and practices.?TG3
  • Capacity Building  
 
20Input the user perspective, wherever necessary, to advance accountability, transparency and policy development within ICANN.ICANN BoardTG3
  • Future Challenges
On Hold
21Encourage public campaigns on using the Internet for education, information, creativity and empowerment.ICANN Board; GSE StaffTG3
  • Outreach
  • Social Media
 
22Members of the general public should be able to participate in ICANN on an issue-by-issue basis. Information on the ICANN website should, where practical, be in clear and non-technical language.ICANN GSE StaffTG4
  • Social Media
 
23The roles and jurisdiction of the Ombudsman should be expanded. The ICANN website should provide a clear and simple way for the public to make complaints.Contractual Compliance, ICANN Board, Chris LaHatteTG4
  • Future Challenges
  • Social Media 

COMPLETED
24Both the areas of the Ombudsman and Contractual Compliance should report regularly on the complaints they received, resolved, pending resolution and actions taken to address issues raised by unresolved complaints.Contractual Compliance, ICANN Board, Chris LaHatteTG4
  • Social Media
COMPLETED
25To enhance ICANN's community effort on building a culture of Transparency and Accountability, as called for in the recommendations of ATRT2, oversight of the Board's decisions now requires an effective mechanism of checks and balances, capable of providing true multi-stakeholder oversight and effective remedies.ICANN Board; ICANN SO and AcsTG4
  • Future Challenges
 
26Current policy management processes within ICANN are insufficient. ICANN must implement  a workable Policy Management Process System, available for use across the SO/ACs, in order to:
• enhance Knowledge Management,
• improve the effectiveness of all ICANN volunteer communities,
• improve cross-community policy-specific activity,
• enhance policy development metrics,
• facilitate multilingual engagement,
• create a taxonomy of policy categories,
• provide policy development history as an aid for newcomers.
ICANN Policy Staff; ICANN BoardTG5
  • Social Media
  • Technology Task Force
  • Capacity Building
  • A project that overhauls ICANN’s information management system
  • The Technology Taskforce Chair is following up with relevant ICANN Staff 
27The Board must implement ATRT2 Recommendation 9.1, regarding Formal Advice from Advisory Committees.ICANN BoardTG5 In Progress
28The ALAC should work with all RALOs and ALSes to map the current expertise and interests in their membership, to identify Subject Matter Experts and facilitate policy communication.ALACTG5 
29The ALAC should implement an automated system for tracking topics of interest currently being discussed among the various RALOs, and accessible by everyone.ALACTG5
  • Capacity Building
  • Technology Task Force
  • Social Media
 
30For each Public Comment process, SOs and ACs should be adequately resourced to produce impact statements.ICANN SO & AC ChairsTG5
  • ALAC
 
31ICANN and the ALAC should investigate the use of simple tools and methods to facilitate participation in public comments, and the use of crowdsourcing.ALAC; ICANN GSE StaffTG5

 

 
32ICANN should ensure that all acronyms, terminology in its materials are clearly defined in simpler terms.ICANN StaffTG5
  • ALAC
 
33The ALAC should arrange more At-Large Capacity Building Webinars.ALACTG5
  • ALAC
  • Capacity Building
 
34In collaboration with the global Internet user community, the ALAC shall reiterate the link between the fundamental rights of Internet users, and the Public Interest.ALACTG5
  • ALAC
 
35The ICANN Board should hold a minimum of one conference call with the At-Large Community in between ICANN Public Meetings.ALAC; ICANN BoardTG5
  • ALAC
 
36The At-Large Community should envisage conference calls with other ACs and SOs in between ICANN public meetings to improve collaboration and engagement.ICANN SO & AC ChairsTG5
  • ALAC
  • Liaisons
 
37Additional logistical support from ICANN is needed to improve the At-Large wiki.ICANN StaffTG5
  • Website Revamp Team
 
38ICANN should ensure that its Beginner Guides are easily accessible.ICANN StaffTG5
  • Outreach
  • Capacity Building
 
39ICANN should encourage “open data” best practices that foster re-use of the information by any third party.ICANN StaffTG5
  • Technology Task Force
 
40ICANN should offer a process similar to the Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP), but applicable to short lead-time budget requests not related to travel.ICANN Board; ICANN StaffTG5
  • Finance and Budget
  • Communications budget is available in FY15
  • ALAC/At-Large to request a fund for promotional items for engagement and outreach (could be within FY16 AC/SO Requests)
41The ALAC should work with the ICANN Board in seeking additional sources of funding for At-Large activities.ALAC; ICANN BoardTG5
  • Finance and Budget
ALAC/At-Large to request this recommendation be implemented under the new ICANN Meeting Strategy, esp. Meeting B (AC/SO focused meeting)
42ICANN should enable annual face-to-face RALO assemblies, either at ICANN regional offices or in concert with regional events.ALAC; ICANN BoardTG5AFRALO, EURALO, and NARALO to submit requests for face-to-face General Assemblies in FY16 under AC/SO special budget request process
43RALOs  should  encourage  their  inactive  ALS  representatives  to  comply  with  ALAC  minimum participation requirements.ALAC; RALOsTG5 

 

ATLAS II Observations

No.Observation Thematic Group Source
       1As no single MSM can serve as a universal reference, the community must foster consideration and innovation of different models, allowing the best possible implementation of MSM for any particular decision-making requirement;TG1
       2The composition, segmentation ("silos") and diversity of ICANN’s constituent parts should be flexible, as different areas of policy may call for different groupings of interested communities.TG1
       3Cross-community cooperation should be the default mode; segmentation should only be engaged when the MSM proves ineffective;TG1
       4The MSM requires efficient processes, clarity of scope, a sufficiently open membership, as well as enhanced engagement between different parts of the Internet ecosystem.TG1
       5Fellowship programmes should be enhanced to expand eligibility of participants to disadvantaged people and communities everywhere.TG1
       6Focus on education, digital literacy and the empowerment of the user community and, where possible, on building, maintaining and operating computers & programmes.TG3
       7Promote, globally, the fundamental rights of Internet users, and thus re-establish trust in the Internet; demand effective protection against arbitrary and pervasive surveillance, collection, treatment, handling and use of personal data; permit users to obtain the deletion of their private data from servers and databases; ensure compatibility between the rights enjoyed by users and the terms of service of private companies serving the Internet community.TG3
       8Obtain openness and transparency from each country’s ccTLD (or Country Code) operator.TG3
       9Promote the use, by individuals and organizations, of secure, efficient, easy-to-use interoperable online identity credentials; promote web standards favouring user autonomy and security (e.g. XML and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), with the active participation of impacted communities.TG3
     10Foster substantial local content, beyond infotainment; ensure access to truthful information and knowledge.TG3
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