ICANN and ECLAC’s Initiative of Enhancing A Mutual Relationship and Framework

ICANN and the top-ranking United Nations authority on economic business in Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) accepted to design a mutual relationship to work on fields of common interest regarding the evolution of ICTs in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, pending a reciprocal meeting held in Mexico City in the structure of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.


The two organizations were grateful for the meaningful work that each of them did depending on their competence, plus the eLAC- a mechanism of political discourse that ECLAC began ten years ago, and meaningful work by ICANN in the industry related to the Internet’s naming system, recognized as DNS. In addition, both parties underlined the signing of MoU to collaborate in various fields of common interest regarding the Internet problems.


Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, aimed to emphasize the importance of this MoU signed with ECLAC, which wants to grow cooperation and teamwork between the organizations.
“We are actually thankful for this mutual effort and collaboration chance, which is going to improve support for the Internet multistakeholder pattern and we are more pleased with aiding to ECLAC’s notable work in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.”


Considering the MoU, the two organizations expressed their engagement to seek opportunities following to form a mutual relationship for working on multiple fields of common interest, namely promoting the improvements of ICTs in the region and maintain a regional net of stakeholders and indicators expressing the decision that could help to ICANN’s policy evolution processes.

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