Sub-group Members:  Amal Al-Saqqaf, Avri Doria, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Dalila Rahmouni, Erica Varlese, Fiona Asonga, Julie Hammer, Lito Ibarra, Luisa Paez, Marie-Noemie Marques, Olga Cavalli, Rafik Dammak, Sebastien Bachollet, Thomas Rickert, Tracy Hackshaw

Observers/Guests:  Remy, Rita Houkayem, Taylor R.W. Bentley

ICANN Organization:  Bernard Turcotte, Meghan Healy, Mike Brennan, Yvette Guigneaux

Apologies:   Renata Aquino Ribeiro

Interpretation Stats:

  • FR =  1
  • ES =  0

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1.  Roll Call

2.  Office of Diversity Options

3.  Public Comments Document (from previous call)

4.  AOB

Raw Captioning Notes

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  • Office of Diversity – no recommendation on an office of diversity will be included in the final report.
    • Staff will amend the report in this regard noting the public consultation and the decision.
  • Other comments – do not warrant any changes in the report but can be considered in implementation.
  • Agreement to conclude the work with these final changes which will be distributed to the list and the plenary as the final recommendations of the Diversity sub-group (no further meetings of the Diversity sub-group unless required by the plenary).

Action Items:

  • Staff – Provide red-line and clean copy of the changes from the public comment version including the changes requested at this meeting.


  • (none)

Next Meetings:

  • There are no further meetings required.

Documents Presented:

Chat Transcript:

  Yvette Guigneaux: (2/14/2018 22:25) Hi All - Welcome to Diversity Meeting #34  |  15 FEB 2018 @ 1300 UTC!

  Olga Cavalli: (2/15/2018 04:53) Hello good morning!

  captioner: (04:53) Hello, would you please make me host?

  Yvette Guigneaux: (04:54) done

  captioner: (04:55) Thank you

  Rafik: (04:57) hello

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (04:58) hi all

  Fiona Asonga: (04:58) Hallo Everyone

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (04:58) Hello all

  Thomas Rickert: (05:03) Hi all!

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (05:08) agree 👍

  Thomas Rickert: (05:19) I agree. Chery.

  Thomas Rickert: (05:20) IMHO the comments to not warrant a change of the recommendations.

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada, GAC): (05:21) Just to comment that if something will need to be included, precision of language is critical given that we cannot tread down the path of 'implementation'

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada, GAC): (05:21) we saw this on the jurisdiction call yesterday

  Thomas Rickert: (05:22) We had a lenghty discussion about the use of words and definitions that impact the implementation yesterday.

  Dalila RAHMOUNI: (05:24) hello

  Dalila RAHMOUNI: (05:24) sorry for being late

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada, GAC): (05:27) Page 12

  Thomas Rickert: (05:27) Good idea to do that, Julie

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada, GAC): (05:27) under 'description of issues' section

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (05:28) both

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:29) Time Check - 30 mInutes left

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (05:29) laggy connection

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:29) Will get in done before the end of the week

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:29) coming up

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:32) we have lost Fiona and are dialing her back in

  Julie Hammer (SSAC): (05:33) This is in line with how our recommendations are framed.

  Fiona Asonga: (05:33) Hallo Am on Adobe

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:37) that's good process

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada, GAC): (05:38) great job everyone, i've been following closely and congrats are in order

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (05:38) excellent thanks everyone

  Lito Ibarra: (05:38) Thanks, everyone

  Thomas Rickert: (05:38) thanks all and bye

  Amal Al-Saqqaf: (05:39) Thank you!!

  avri doria: (05:39) bye

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (05:39) Been great people thanks

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (05:39) 👋

  captioner: (05:39) Take care!


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