General Founders Meeting of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

On November 10, the General Founders Meeting of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ was held. At the meeting, Director of the Coordination Center Andrey Vorobyev’s reports on the center’s performance in 2019 and the first half of 2020 were reviewed and approved.

The founders decided to conclude a new employment contract for three years with Director Andrey Vorobyev (in accordance with the center’s Charter).

The meeting participants also discussed a number of other issues. In particular, they considered amendments to the Charter, and approved a new version of the Charter. Also, at the suggestion of the center’s Council, the General Founders Meeting approved amendments to the Procedure for Convening the General Founders Meeting of the Coordination Center. New editions of the documents will be published on the center’s website.

During the meeting, at the suggestion of the Council, it was decided to appoint BDO Unicon Group as the auditor of the Coordination Center for the audit of financial (accounting) statements for 2020-2022. The audit commission was also elected.

The meeting participants decided to establish the Center for Monitoring and Protecting Rights in the Digital Environment, a non-profit organization which will aim to ensure the implementation of human and civil rights and freedoms in the digital environment; assist in improving the safety of the use of information and communication technology and the internet; and help boost the digital literacy of citizens of the Russian Federation.

In addition, in order to improve the quality and degree of participation of the Russian expert community in international IT cooperation, it was decided to establish the Competence Center for Global IT Cooperation. The non-profit organization will be engaged in research, educational and analytical activities and will help create favorable conditions to promote Russian initiatives and approaches at the international level. Among the priority tasks are creating a system for motivating young people to participate in international IT cooperation, increasing the number of Russian experts in specialized international organizations, and building partnerships in the IT industry at the national and international levels.

The meeting also covered a number of other organizational issues.

In accordance with the Charter, the General Founders Meeting is the highest body of the Coordination Center. It is responsible for determining the priority areas of activity for the Coordination Center and methods of forming and using its assets, appointing the director and chief accountant, appointing the auditor and electing the audit commission, approving the Coordination Center’s internal documents and a number of other important issues.

The founders of the Coordination Center include the Russian Federation, with Roskomnadzor carrying out its functions and powers, the Regional Public Center for Internet Technologies (ROCIT), the Association of Documentary Telecommunications (ADE), the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN) and the Institute of Internet Development (IRI).

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