Empowering global cooperation on cybersecurity for sustainable development and peace

19 December 2017 - A Main Session on Other in Geneva, Switzerland


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Since the inception of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Cybersecurity has been one of the key areas of concerns and discussions, with the Internet community stakeholders expressing grave concerns about the future of the Internet, its value for development, peace and preservation of our mutual interests in the cyberspace. The global economic and development agenda as enshrined in the resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2015, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, continue to be under a serious threat from being achieved if the global actors decline to shape into global actions commitments and ideas on global cooperation on cybersecurity and preservation of the stability of the Internet.

The existence of critical global cybersecurity issues have underscored the urgent need for a renewed multi-stakeholder dialogue on the security of cyberspace for peace and sustainable development. However, there have been various institutional frameworks for dealing with cooperation on cybersecurity, which are operating in silos, and are yet to be translated into a meaningful global course of action.

It is expected that the IGF main session on cybersecurity would contribute to a global multistakeholders dialogue stream that empowers Global Cooperation on Cybersecurity for Sustainable Development & Peace. Furthermore, the session would build upon the previous efforts and outcome IGF 2015 and 2016 main session on cybersecurity.

For details on the highlights and list of confirmed speakers, please visit https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/5077/722.

Session Organisers:

Olusegun Hamed Olugbile
Member, UN-IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) CEO, Continental Project Affairs Associates & Member of Nigeria Cybercrime Advisory Council, Nigeria olugbileoh@cybersecurity.gov.ng solugbile@gmail.com.

Juan Alfonso Fernández González
Member, UN-IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Advisor, Ministry of Communications, Cuba
juan.fernandez@mincom.gob.cu juan.fdz.glz@gmail.com

With the Support from;
Markus Kummer - BPF Cybsercurity ( kummer.markus@gmail.com)
Maarten Van Horenbeeck - BPF Cybersecurity  (maarten@first.org)
Eleonora Anna Mazzucchi  - IGF Secretariat 

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