[AfrICANN-discuss] Deadline Approaches for Applications for ICANN
Board and Leadership Positions
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Deadline Approaches for Applications for ICANN Board and Leadership Positions
Nominating Committee applications deadline: 15 April, 2009
2 April 2009
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Now is the time to apply to become one of the
global leadership volunteers who help the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers coordinate the polices and process that
shape the future of the Internet.
The deadline for applications through the Nominating Committee for
leadership positions on the Board, At Large Advisory Committee,
Country Code Names Supporting Organization and Generic Names
Supporting Organization is Wednesday, 15 April 2009.
"We have received an impressive range of statements of interest from
all over the world. People who want to be part of the decision-making
process for tomorrow's Internet have applied, with Asia and Europe
especially well represented this year," said Tricia Drakes, Chair of
the Nominating Committee and former member of ICANN's Board of
Directors. "This year's Nominating Committee has really focused on
outreach and accessibility, running events at ICANN's Mexico City
meeting, and we really hope to see more applications from Latin
America and the Caribbean before the deadline on 15 April."
The Nominating Committee is independent of ICANN and is tasked with
searching the world for experienced individuals to fill key positions
on ICANN's Board and its Supporting Organizations and Advisory
Committees. The following positions are being filled this year:
• 3 Board Directors
• 1 GNSO Council member
• 1 ccNSO Council member
• 3 At Large Advisory Committee members
The deadline to submit Statements of Interest is 15 April 2009 23:59 UTC.
ICANN covers agreed travel expenses directly related to ICANN duties.
Information on applying is available at: http://nomcom.icann.org/.
Read the 2009 NomCom flyer here:
http://nomcom.icann.org/nomcomflyer-2009.pdf [PDF, 684K]
Submit your statement of interest here: http://forms.icann.org/cgi/soi.cgi
ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's
system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and
country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of
Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the
Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the
Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to
develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and
stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit
non-profit company. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.
Maria Farrell, ICANN Corporate Affairs
maria.farrell at icann.org
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