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UNIDIR 2022: Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Context of International Cyber Security

05 July 2022

Geneva and online

Event recording

Event description

Date: Tuesday, 5th July (14:40–15:45 UTC | 16:40–17:45 CEST)

Place: Geneva and online

The session ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Context of International Cyber Security‘ is the closing session of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research’s (UNIDIR) 2022 cyber stability conference titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Services Across Sectors.

The session will open with a short recap by the rapporteur of the main insights emerging from the thematic panels, reflecting on both unique and shared challenges and suggested ways forward. The discussion will then look at the role that the UN, primarily through the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG), can play in this context.

Opening remarks:

H.E. Amb. Burhan Gafoor (Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore to the UN; Chair of the OEWG on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021–2025)

Rapporteur recap of the day:

Dr Camino Kavanagh (Visiting Senior Fellow, King’s College London; Non-resident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Panel participants:

  • H.E. Mr Jürg Lauber (Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN and other International Organizations; Former Chair of the OEWG 2019–2021)
  • Ms Marina Kaljurand (Member, European Parliament)
  • Mr Thomas Markram (Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA))
  • Mr Vladimir Radunovic  (Director, E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity, Diplo)

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