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Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies (2021-2025)

In November 2020, the General Assembly voted to establish, through resolution A/RES/75/240, the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs). It will commence work in 2021, and report back to the General Assembly in 2025. This is the UN's second OEWG on ICTs in the context of international security.

CONFERENCE RESOURCES (2021-2025 OEWG)

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SCHEDULE (2021-2025 OEWG)

1. Organisational session - Hybrid, 1-2 June 2021
2. First substantive session - New York, 13-17 December 2021 (TBC)

Dates and details of further meetings, as well as participation information, will be posted here once available. 

RELATED DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

"Open-ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/27 of 5 December 2018" (A/C.1/75/L.47)

"Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security" (A/C.1/75/L.8/Rev.1)

"Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security" (A/C.1/74/L.50/Rev.1)

"Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security" (A/RES/73/27)

Reaching Critical Will's fact sheet on cyber peace and security

UN Office of Disarmament Affairs fact sheet

UN Office of Disarmament Affairs website

UNIDIR's Cyber Policy Portal