Date:15 February 2006
Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Committee for a Democratic United Nations (Komitee für eine Demokratische UNO)
- Organization's Name: Committee for a Democratic United Nations (Komitee für eine Demokratische UNO)
- Organization's email address: info@xxxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +49-6131-627 8376
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
Forsthausweg 1, D-64569 Nauheim
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): www.uno-komitee.de
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Internet Governance Coordinator
Carrer Padua 96 / 3b
Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
The Committee for a Democratic U.N. (KDUN) is a non-governmental organization located in Germany. It is non-partisan and recognized as charitable under tax laws. KDUN supports international democracy and the strengthening of the United Nations. It is a volunteer network whose membership consists of NGOs from Austria, Germany and Switzerland as well as individual members mainly from Germany.
Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
Applicants for membership have to provide a CV.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Mainly in German and English. French and Spanish is possible.
Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
There is a board which gets elected by the general assembly for 2 years. The board is the policy-making body accountable to the general assembly and draws upon advice of an advisory board composed of respected individuals and parliamentarians. The members of the advisory board are appointed by the board for an undetermined period. The board forms an executive board which decides on the daily operational business.
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
The internet governance coordinator and the working group on internet governance prepare and discuss issues and publish information.
Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
This information can be found in updated format at http://www.uno-komitee.de/en/board/index.php
What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
Promote democratic practice within the United Nations and other global governance affairs.
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
Democratisation of governance and management practice of ICANN. ICANN's involvement in the Internet Governance Forum. Possible creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and a linkage of this new body to ICANN/IGF.
If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?
These details can only be answered by the time the RALO has been formed, as there is debate about the conditions, mandate and organisational setup.
Internet Governance Coordinator
Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure