First UN Open-Ended Working Group convened to further develop norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace

3 Jun 2019 - 4 Jun 2019

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Following a December 2018 UN General Assembly resolution, the first UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security starts is convened in 2019 and concludes its work in March 2021. A second group – renamed OEWG on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies – is established in 2021, following a December 2020 General Assembly resolution. The group is tasked, among other issues, with further developing the rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states in cyberspace.