Video: GCSC Cyberstability Stocktaking of Norms and Institutional Dialogues

Video: Protecting the Public Core of the Internet: from Formulation to Implementation

November 19, 2020, Video

Christopher Painter, Latha Reddy, Alexander Klimburg, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Khoo Boon Hui, Frédérick Douzet

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On November 2nd, 2020, the Global Commission was pleased to host a panel at the Internet Governance Forum titled “Cyberstability Stocktaking of Norms and Institutional Dialogues.”

Commissioners presented the findings and developments of the GCSC Report “Advancing Cyberstability” and engaged with government actors to reflect back at the main outcomes and ongoing work of the UN OEWG and GGE, the UNSG High Level Panel, the Paris Call and similar initiatives working on cyber norms. It explored ways in which to advance a concerted multistakeholder approach that advances the development, implementation and adherence to norms.
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GSCS Co-Chair Latha Reddy gave a general overview of where the GCSC is now, and touched upon the future direction of the initiative. Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola introduced the GCSC’s cyberstability framework and multistakeholder engagements. Khoo Boon Hui touched upon the GCSC’s cyberstability definition and our principles. Then, Frédérick Doucet and Christopher Painter detailed the GSCS’s eight proposed norms.

Following the presentations by the GCSC commissioners, we were honored to be joined by several experts who provided briefings on the status of norms in international cyber frameworks and initiatives. These experts were:

  • Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Chair of the UN Open-Ended Working Group
  • Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Chair of the UN Group of Governmental Experts
  • Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa Klaar, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ambassador Regine Grienberger, Cyber Ambassador, Federal Foreign Office of Germany
  • Romain Rideau, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France
  • Gaurav Keerthi, Deputy Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore

These experts provided a wide array of insights into the status of norm formulation in the leading forums for cyber norms.

The entire panel was moderated by GCSC Director Alexander Klimburg, and can be viewed on YouTube here.