UN-CTED side event: Integrating Gender in Cybersecurity and New Technologies in the Fight Against Terrorism

29 Jun 2021 08:00h

Online

On 29 June 2021, within the second UN Counter-Terrorism Week, a side event on Integrating Gender in Cybersecurity and New Technologies in the Fight Against Terrorism will take place.

The side event will help raise awareness of challenges, good practices, and substantive entry points for the mainstreaming of gender perspectives into CT /PCVE policies and programming that make use of new technologies and cybersecurity. Topics such as the gender dimensions of violent extremism online, preventing gender bias in AI, and using technology to achieve sustainable peace will be addressed. The panelists will also highlight the gendered implications of cybersecurity approaches and how to integrate gender into cyber-governance. The side event is organized by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the National Security Council of Thailand, Canada, Norway, and UNDP Thailand.

The second UN Counter-Terrorism Week will be held from 21 to 30 June 2021. The theme is Countering and Preventing Terrorism in the Age of Transformative Technologies: Addressing the Challenges of the New Decade, and will be complemented by a number of side events, which will facilitate discussion of the four pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. 

For registration and more information, please see the event webpage.

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