OEWG third substantive session

8 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2021

New York, USA

Event report

The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) is holding its third and final substantive session between 8-12 March 2021 with a view to adopt the group’s Final report. A team of GIP rapporteurs is following the discussions.

The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) will hold its third and final substantive session between 8-12 March 2021. In preparation for the session, informal meetings to discuss the Zero draft will be taking place in February.

The OEWG was established by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 (A/RES/73/27). The OEWG is tasked to continue to develop the rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states; discuss ways for their implementation, and to study the possibility of establishing a regular institutional dialogue with broad participation under the auspices of the UN. Also included in the group’s mandate is a study of existing and potential threats to information security and possible confidence-building measures and capacity building. Its composition is declared as open, allowing all UN member states that express a desire to participate.

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