UN GGE and OEWG

The United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE) is a UN-mandated working group in the field of information security. Six working groups have been established since 2004, including the GGE 2019-2021. The UN GGE can be credited with two major achievements outlining the global agenda and introducing the principle that international law applies to the digital space. 

In 2018, another UN-mandated working group – the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) – was established in parallel with the GGE, involving 'all interested states'.

This page contains all the information you need about the GGE and OEWG, including the latest developments.


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