Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Promoting stability in cyberspace to build peace and prosperity

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United Nations Announces the Launch of High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation

On the 12th July, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the launch

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Global Commission Proposes Definition of the Public Core of the Internet

In November 2017, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

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GCSC Issue Brief 2: Briefing and Memos from the Research Advisory Group

The briefing and memos included in this issue were developed by independent

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Mission Statement

We have reached the end of a twenty-five-year period of strategic stability and relative peace among major powers. Conflict between states will take new forms, and cyber-activities are likely to play a leading role in this newly volatile environment, thereby increasing the risk of undermining the peaceful use of cyberspace to facilitate the economic growth and the expansion of individual freedoms.

In order to counter these developments, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC will engage the full range of stakeholders to develop shared understandings, and its work will advance cyber stability by supporting information exchange and capacity building, basic research, and advocacy.

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Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet

At its fourth meeting in November 2017 in New Delhi, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued a “Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet“ with the following norm urging all Internet stakeholders to safeguard the general availability and integrity of the Internet:

“Without prejudice to their rights and obligations, state and non-state actors should not conduct or knowingly allow activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general availability or integrity of the public core of the Internet, and therefore the stability of cyberspace.”

The GCSC welcomes feedback on this norm, both in terms of wording as well as possible levers for implementation via [email protected] or [email protected].

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Commissioners

The Commission comprises 26 prominent independent Commissioners representing a wide range of geographic regions as well as government, industry, technical and civil society stakeholders with legitimacy to speak on different aspects of cyberspace.

 

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