9 Jul 2015


Cyber Stability 2015 Regime Coherence 9 July 2015 Room IX, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva
Organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) 

This year’s Cyber Stability Seminar 2015: Regime Coherence, to be held on 9 July 2015 inGeneva, Switzerland aims to support discussions on how current and future norm-setting cyber initiatives can be coordinated to further the development of a pragmatic global approach to cyber stability and avoid being in unintentional conflict with one another. The conference will bring together stakeholders from the Geneva diplomatic community, cyber industry, and capital-based policymakers to discuss and explore ways in which the cyber community can better align strategic goals, and promote a stable and secure cyber environment.

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation & Head, Geneva Internet Platform will moderate Panel 4. New Approaches to Cyber Stability. 

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities. In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Governments of Australia and the Netherlands.


Thursday, 9 July 2015

9:30      Welcoming Remarks
             Mr Jarmo Sareva, Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

9:40      Panel 1. UN Machinery: A Strategic Approach to Understanding Cyber?

Moderator: Ms Camino Kavanagh, Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace

9:40      Cyber as an Emerging Security Challenge: What are the next steps after the UN GGE?
             Mr Karsten Geier, Head, Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, German Federal Foreign Office
9:55      ITU WSIS Action Line C5, Linking C5, Linking to a Wider Approach
             Mr Tomas Lamanauskas, Head, Corporate Strategy, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
10:10    UNCTAD: Cyber, Development and International Security Impacts
             Ms Ngozi Onodugo, Consultant, ICT Analysis Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
10:25    Questions and Discussion

11:00 -11:20 Coffee Break

11:20    Panel 2. Avoiding Dissonance: A Round Table on Future Inter-Regional Collaboration

Moderator: Ms Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Senior Fellow for Cyber Security, International Institute for Strategic
                     Studies (IISS)

11:25    Ambassador Adam Blackwell, Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Organization of American
             States (OAS)

11:40    Ms Souhila Amazouz, Senior Radio Transmission and Broadcasting Officer, Infrastructure and
             Energy Department, African Union Commission

11:55    Mr Ben Hiller, Cyber Security Officer, OSCE Transnational Threats Department, Organisation for
             Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

12:10    Questions and Discussion

12:45-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00    Panel 3. Cyber and International Law

Moderator: Col Aapo Cederberg, Senior Programme Advisor, Emerging Security Challenges Programme,
                  ​   Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP)

14:05    An Asia Pacific Approach to the Use of Force & Cyber
             Ambassador Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand and Member of the
             International Law Commission of the UN

14:20    Emerging Cyber States: Is a Conversation on IHL Relevant?
             Ms Katherine Wanjiru Getao, ICT Secretary, MoICT, Kenya
14:35    Military Perspectives: Top Legal Issues in Cyber for 2016
             Mr Nils Melzer, Senior Adviser, Division for Security Policy, Directorate of Political Affairs, Federal
             Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

14:50    The Quest for New Norms: State Exercise of Normative Power
             Ms Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Senior Fellow for Cyber Security, IISS
15:05    Questions and Discussion

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00    Panel 4. New Approaches to Cyber Stability

Moderator: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation & Head, Geneva Internet Platform

16:05    Capacity Building in the Cyber Stability Field
             Mr Wouter Jurgens, Head, International Cyber Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
16:20    Applying the R2P Doctrine to the Cyber Domain
             Mr Andrii Paziuk, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko
             National University

16:35    Transnational Industry Perspectives: What is Needed at the Multilateral Policy for Business Continuity in 2020
             Mr Nemanja (Neno) Malisevic, Senior Security Strategist, Global Security Strategy and
             Diplomacy Team (GSSD), Trustworthy Computing (TWC), Microsoft

16:50    The Future of Cyber Stability: A Civil Society Perspective
             Ambassador (RET) Daniel Stauffacher, ICT4Peace
17:05    Q & A

Concluding Remarks
17:30    Closing Remarks
             Mr Jarmo Sareva, Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

This conference is part of the project Cyber Stability Conference Series

More information

Issues: Security

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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