28 Nov 2016 to 2 Dec 2016
Geneva, Switzerland


The second session of the fifth United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UN GGE) will be held on 28 November - 2 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Group was established following Resolution 70/237 (December 2015) of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the aim to continue the work of the previous four groups. It is therefore expected to continue to study, with a view to promoting common understandings, existing and potential threats in the sphere of information security and possible cooperative measures to address them, and how international law applies to the use of information and communications technologies by states, as well as norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviour of states, confidence-building measures and capacity-building.

The Group is asked to report on its results at the 72nd session of the UNGA, in September 2017.

Issues: Cybersecurity

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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