ICANN community to continue work on enhancing ICANN’s accountability

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) is set to start working on nine additional areas where the ICANN community, staff and Board accountability can be improved. This so-called Work Stream 2 will be launched with a full-day meeting of the working group, on 26 June (in the context of the ICANN56 meeting); this comes as a continuation of Work Stream 1, which resulted in the ICANN accountability proposal. The new areas of work include, among others: additional transparency considerations, diversity across ICANN, accountability of ICANN staff, accountability of supporting organisations and advisory committees, a Framework of Interpretation on respecting human rights within ICANN’s mission and scope, expanding the list of jurisdictions in ICANN’s contracts. etc.