Towards a secure cyberspace via regional cooperation
30 November 2016 -
The role of regional organisations in the operationalisation of the
UN GGE recommendations on cybersecurity
Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 13h00-15h00 CET
Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room IX
A luncheon event organised by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland in cooperation with the Geneva Internet Platform on the occasion of the second meeting of the 2016-2017 UN GGE
[NEW] Event report is now available here.
|13.00 – 13.15||Socialising, snacks and refreshments|
13.15 – 13.25
13.25 – 15.00
Panel and open discussion
Register by 23 November 2016. The number of participants is limited. If you are not a UN-badge holder, we will provide you with support to obtain entry to the event.
Since 2004 the UN General Assembly has mandated Groups of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. In its 2015 report, the GGE has asked UN Member States to give active consideration to its recommendations on how to build an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful ICT-environment. While cybersecurity is of global concern, many effective solutions for a stable and secure cyberspace can be achieved at regional levels. The growing number of activities includes awareness building, training and information sharing and other confidence and capacity building measures. On the occasion of the 2nd session of the 2016-2017 GGE, this luncheon event convenes representatives of regional organizations, diplomats and cybersecurity experts to examine and debate the work of regional organizations as well as their interplay with the GGE and their role in the universalisation and operationalisation of the Group’s work.