First Session UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee

2 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021

Vienna, Austria

The UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee held its first session in Vienna, Austria. The Ad Hoc Committee has been tasked to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the misuse of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. In order to fulfil its mandate, the Committee will be holding eight sessions in Vienna, from August 2021 to the end of June 2024, to elaborate and approve the convention for submission, through a draft resolution, to the General Assembly for consideration and adoption at its seventy-ninth session, to be held in 2023. The main focus of the first session will be to discuss and agree on matters pertaining to the outline and structure of the convention. Further information can be found here.