Global Commission to Host Lunch Session during UN Open-Ended Working Group Intersessional Consultative Meeting

Global Commission to Host Lunch Session during UN Open-Ended Working Group Intersessional Consultative Meeting

November 22, 2019, Event

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On 2 December 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) will host a lunch session “Advancing Cyberstability: from Formulation to Implementation,” to be held from 13:15-14:45 in Conference Room 11 of the United Nations Office in New York. It will take 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 has 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 appreciates 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 is 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 will feature discussions on matters pertaining to international peace and security in cyberspace and Commissioners will provide advanced insights into the GCSC report Advancing Cyberstability, launched by a ministerial panel on 11 November 2019 at the Paris Peace Forum. This report represents the culmination of the Commission’s work, offering a cyberstability framework, principles, norms of behavior, and recommendations for the international community and wider cybersecurity ecosystem. Emphasizing a concerted, multistakeholder approach, the proposed framework reflects technological, product and operational measures, as well as a focus on behavioral change required among all stakeholders.

For an overview of the report, please see the Fact Sheet and for a copy of the report, visit Advancing Cyberstability.

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