UN OEWG 2021-2025 1st substantive session

13 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

New York, USA

Session reports

The second UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security held its first substantive session 13–17 December. The OEWG is tasked with study of existing and potential threats to information security, and possible confidence-building measures and capacity building. It should also further develop rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states, discuss ways of implementing them, and explore the possibility of establishing regular open-ended institutional dialogue under the auspices of the UN. The group also discussed how the OEWG can become an action-oriented process.

For a detailed rundown of the discussions, consult our session reports.

Despite long-running discussions and several consensus reports, there are a number of issues that remain open. The map below shows which stances actors have taken when it comes to these issues.

For more information about the OEWG, please visit the official webpage.