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Published on
October 20, 2017

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has invited the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network to participate in its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This meeting will take place within the context of ICANN60, which will be held at Abu- Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from October 28 to  November 3, 2017.

The GAC’s goal is advise ICANN on the public policy aspects of its responsibilities regarding to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). The specific purpose of the CTO’s invitation is to provide Executive Director Bertrand de La Chapelle with the opportunity to present the global multistakeholder policy network and to strengthen relationships with the Commonwealth. 

About the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of information and communication technologies.  Its Strategic Plan for 2016-20 focuses on six strategic goal areas: Enhanced Cooperation, Regulation, Universal Broadband, Cyber-security, Applications, Commonwealth Coordination.

About ICANN60

ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system. ICANN60 corresponds to the organisation’s Annual General Meeting for 2017. It will be a seven-day meeting that will focus on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience.