On 2 December 2019, the GCSC hosted a lunch session “Advancing Cyberstability: from Formulation to Implementation,” at the United Nations Office in New York. It took place in the context of the intersessional consultative meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (OEWG).
The Chair of the OEWG invited interested parties – namely business, non-governmental organizations and academia – to the informal consultative meeting in New York to share their views on the issues within the OEWG’s mandate. The GCSC used this lunch session on the margins of the OEWG meeting as an opportunity to update the participants on its activities and present its proposals for advancing cyberstability. It was also a significant opportunity to bring in the perspectives of the Commission and other stakeholder groups into the ongoing discussions of the OEWG, a process aimed at achieving similar objectives within the multilateral context of the UN First Committee.
The session featured discussions on matters pertaining to international peace and security in cyberspace and Commissioners provided advanced insights into the GCSC report “Advancing Cyberstability”.