New Five-Year Working Group Promotes Global Cybersecurity and Responsible Use of Information Technologies

Seventh Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

In 2020, the General Assembly passed a resolution creating a new five-year open-ended working group focused on the security of information and communications technologies. The group’s main objectives include developing rules, norms, and principles of responsible behavior for States, considering State-led initiatives for ensuring security in the use of these technologies, and establishing regular institutional dialogues with a wide range of States under the United Nations’ guidance.

The working group will continue to examine existing and potential threats in the realm of information security, including data security, and explore cooperative measures to prevent and address these threats. It will also analyze how international law applies to States’ use of information and communications technologies, as well as focus on confidence-building and capacity-building measures to enhance security in this field. Through these efforts, the group aims to promote common understandings among States and strengthen global cybersecurity.

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