The OEWG reached agreement to apply modalities for the participation of stakeholders as proposed by the Chair on 20 April, through a silent procedure. NGOs both with and without ECOSOC status should inform the OEWG Secretariat of their interest to participate. However, states can object to the participation of NGOs without consultative status with ECOSOC. The approved NGOs will be invited to participate as observers in the formal sessions, make oral statements during a dedicated stakeholder session, and submit written inputs to be posted on the OEWG’s website. The modalities will be read out at the OEWG’s third substantive session for the formal record.
Report of the UN GGE 2009/2010, which includes recommendations for:
Further dialogue among States to reduce the risk and protect critical national and international infrastructure
Confidence-building, stability and risk reduction measures
Information exchanges on national legislation and strategies, and capacity-building measures
The elaboration of common terms and definitions related to information security
Capacity-building in less developed countries
A proposal to address cybersecurity at the United Nations was made by Russia on 30th September 1998. It was formally adopted by the UNGA Resolution A/RES/53/70 on 4th January 1999.