09.11.2017 to 09.11.2017 - Geneva

Preventing Cyber Conflicts: Do we need a cyber treaty?

DCAF was invited to present at a panel discussion on “Preventing cyber conflicts: Do we need a cyber treaty?” organized by DiploFoundation in the context of the Geneva Peace Week. The panel discussion explored whether there is a need for a new convention in cyberspace and if there are lessons to be learned from other existing multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the Montreux Document or the International Code of Conduct Association. Panelists and participants agreed that there is a need for ensuring good governance in cyberspace by bringing together governments, civil society and the private sector to identify respective roles and responsibilities to promote human and state security in the digital domain. The event was attended by 50 participants, including representatives from permanent missions, the delegation of the European Union to the UN as well as UN agencies. A report of this event is available here.