The CyberPeace Institute at the UN OEWG's Multi-Stakeholder Meeting

In early December, the CyberPeace Institute attended the informal intersessional meeting of the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Developments in the Field of Information and Communications Technology in the Context of International Security.

December 13, 2019 


The UN OEWG hosted its multi-stakeholder meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York, under the leadership and chairmanship of Mr. Jürg Lauber and Mr. David Koh. 

The meetings gave interested parties from industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia the opportunity to share their views and insights on various topics. These topics included, among others, the cyberthreat landscape, confidence- and capacity-building measures, and the rules and norms necessary to govern cyberspace. 

The CyberPeace Institute’s CEO, Stéphane Duguin, participated and delivered statements in the above sessions. His deliveries were based on the CyberPeace Institute's position paper on Closing the Accountability Gap in Cyberspace: A Proposal for an Evidence-led Accountability Framework

The informal, consultative nature of the UN OEWG reflects the importance of incorporating diverse voices in discussions surrounding international security. 

The CyberPeace Institute is proud to have had the opportunity to advocate for the rights of vulnerable communities on this global stage. We look forward to the next steps and a way forward of the UN’s multi-stakeholder approach to cybersecurity. 


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