About the Informal Multi-stakeholder Cyber Dialogue

The objective of the Informal Multi-stakeholder Virtual Dialogue Series is to support the ongoing discussions at the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in the context of international security. Taking place in a new virtual format, it is an informal event at the initiative of the multi-stakeholder community and a number of UN member states. The dialogue series is intended to complement the OEWG, but it is not a formal part of the OEWG process.

As a platform for dialogue between non-government organizations (NGOs), technical experts, civil society, the private sector and states, this series of thematic sessions aims to:

  • Collect non-governmental stakeholder perspectives on the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) pre-draft, and
  • Create opportunities for in-depth dialogue between State and NGO communities on the themes of the OEWG.

Participation in the event is open to all interested stakeholders.

OEWG Multi-stakeholder Events

25 Feb 2021 - 13:00, UTC

OEWG Multi-stakeholder exchange

  • Canada
  • Global Partnership Digital
  • Microsoft
  • Women’s International League for Peace and
    Freedom (WILPF)
  • Research ICT Africa
10 Dec 2020 - 13:00, UTC

Confidence Building Measures

  • Hungary
  • Chile
  • Derechos Digitales
09 Dec 2020 - 15:00, UTC

Regular Institutional Dialogue

  • France
  • Egypt
  • Women's International League for Peace and
    Freedom (WILPF)
  • Kaspersky
09 Dec 2020 - 13:00, UTC

Side Event: Gender approaches to cyber security

  • Women's International League for Peace and
    Freedom (WILPF)
  • Canada
  • Chile
08 Dec 2020 - 12:00, UTC

Cyber policy capacity building agenda

  • Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa
  • EU Institute for Security Studies
  • Research ICT Africa
08 Dec 2020 - 01:00, UTC

Existing and Emerging Threats

  • Australia
  • Indonesia
07 Dec 2020 - 15:00, UTC

Rules, Norms and Principles

  • Canada
  • Global Partners Digital (GDP)
  • Microsoft
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
04 Dec 2020 - 13:00, UTC

International Law

  • Japan
  • Oxford University


Regular Institutional Dialogue

Rules, Norms and Principles

Microsoft’s submission to the OEWG, see norms proposals on p. 4-6

pdf • 259 KB

Joint civil society statement at First Substantive Session (2019)


Joint statement at UN First Committee (2019)

pdf • 71.2 KB

Joint civil society statement at Second Substantive Session (2020)


Joint statement at UN First Committee (2020)

pdf • 85.1 KB

Joint civil society input on the pre-draft (2020)

pdf • 142 KB

Joint civil society feedback on norm implementation (2020)

pdf • 310 KB

Updated norms guidance text with NAM, ROK, UK, FR, CRO, FIN, SLO, AUS, CZ, SIN, EST, JP, KAZ, US (additions 30 November 2020)

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Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security

pdf • 333 KB

ELAC - First Oxford Statement - Healthcare Sector

pdf • 338 KB

ELAC - Second Oxford Statement - Safeguarding Vaccine Research

pdf • 254 KB

ELAC - Third Oxford Statement - Foreign Electoral Interference

pdf • 282 KB

A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals


Canada’s implementation of the 2015 GGE norms

pdf • 397 KB

[CENS-RSIS] Submission to the OEWG Dialogue Series

pdf • 481 KB

Critical Infrastructure and Offensive Cyber Operations: An ICT4Peace Call to Governments , ICT4Peace Foundation

pdf • 196 KB

ICT4Peace Proposed “States Cyber Peer Review Mechanism”

pdf • 138 KB

ICT4Peace Chairs Pre-draft

pdf • 132 KB


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