Zero-Draft of the annual progress report of the UN OEWG proposed by the Chair

Ambassador Burhan Gafoor of Singapore, Chair of the UN OEWG, has prepared a Zero-Draft for the annual progress report. The document aims to encompass ideas and proposals discussed in previous sessions and set a roadmap for future work. The report is slated for adoption by the OEWG during the third session in July 2022.

The Chair of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025 (OEWG), Ambassador Burhan Gafoor of Singapore, prepared the Zero-Draft of the first annual progress report. The Zero-draft should serve as a starting point for discussions, with an intent for the OEWG to adopt its first annual progress report by consensus at the end of the third substantive session of the OEWG, 25-29 July 2022 in New York.

According to the Chair, the Zero Draft is intended to be a balanced text that captures the range of concrete ideas and proposals raised during the first and second substantive sessions, and to provide a framework for more focused and in-depth discussions on the topics under the OEWG mandate, thus serving as a roadmap for future work in 2023.