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Friday, March 16, 2007

ICANN takes stages @ Aurelio Peccei

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), would take the centre stage at the 34th edition of Aurelio Peccei lecture holding at the Royal Flemish Academy, Belgium.

A press statement from The Club of Rome, the organisers of the monthly lecture, disclosed that next month, April, two key ICANN officials, the African Regional Liaison, Ms Anne-Rachel Inne and the European Regional Liaison, Giovanni Seppia, would lead discussions at the session.

The lecture which is put together by the Brussels-European Union (EU) chapter of The Club of Rome, said that the theme would be “ICANN: achievements and challenges of a multi-stakeholder, bottom up, transparent model.”

The organisers also said that the event would hold on Wednesday, April 4 at the academy, Hertogostraat, Brussels.

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers. These include domain names such as .org, .museum and country codes like .uk for United, .ng for Nigeria, as well as the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols.

Experts say that computers use these identifiers to reach each other over the Internet and careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, hence ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability.

It would be recalled that in the recent past, ICANN has demonstrated that it could live up to the challenges of the Internet dynamic environment.

The process of further internationalization, the role played in a constantly changing community, the expectations from the Internet stakeholders as well as the goals achieved so far together with an overview of the domain name market will be focus of the lecture.

On the other hand, the Brussels-EU chapter of the Club of Rome is an independent non-profit association, registered under Belgian Law, affiliated with the Club of Rome.

The association specifically aims to build bridges between the European Union institutions and the Club of Rome, with the mission to act as a catalyst of reflection on sustainable development in Europe on all levels both government and private, aimed at identifying the most crucial problems facing European society; to analyse them in the global context and to reflect on alternative future solutions for a sustainable European Society, including the elaboration of specific scenarios for the future of the European continent.

In addition The Club is to initiate research in which the major theme is on development of a conceptual foundation for globally sustainable development and for the specific contributions that Europe can make as well as organise a societal discourse on the implementation of European policies in a global context, involving the most important public- and private-sector decision-makers, as well as the general public.

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