OEWG 2021-2025 held its first substantive session

The second UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG 2021-2025) on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security held its first substantive session 13–17 December in New York. The group discussed substantive issues under its mandate: study of existing and potential threats to information security, applicability of international law to cyberspace, implementation and further development of rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states, and confidence-building measures and capacity building, as well as exploring the possibility of establishing regular open-ended institutional dialogue under the auspices of the UN. A detailed report is available in our report from the session.