OEWG Announce Global Roundtable on ICT Security Capacity-Building

Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on the security of and in the use of information and communications technologies

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations, represented by Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, who is the Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on the security of and in the use of information and communications technologies (OEWG) 2021-2025, has announced the convening of the Global Roundtable on ICT Security Capacity-Building.

Scheduled on 10 May 2024, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the global roundtable aims to serve as an action-oriented platform for capacity-building practitioners, State representatives, and interested stakeholders, to exchange ideas, share best practices, build partnerships, and enhance synergies and advance the international community’s work on capacity-building in concrete ways.

The event will feature a signature panel titled “Building Cyber Resilience for Sustainable Development by Bridging the Global Capacity Gap” which will focus on discussions around overcoming barriers in ICT security capacity-building, sharing international lessons, and collaboration among states and stakeholders.

The event agenda also includes a matchmaking session, offering partners in capacity-building, including States, international organizations, and stakeholders an opportunity to showcase their existing programmes and initiatives. During this session, capacity-building partners will deliver concise three-minute, three-slide “elevator pitch” presentations, providing an overview of their available programmes.

Furthermore, the event will host two concurrent breakout group sessions to provide a platform for substantive and practical discussions on concrete and action-oriented measures that States, International Organizations, and stakeholders can undertake to enhance capacity-building efforts. These discussions will delve into the five foundational cyber capabilities outlined in the UNIDIR “Unpacking Cyber Capacity Needs: Part I – Mapping the Cyber Foundational Capabilities” Report.

Interested parties are required to register their participation no later than 6 pm (New York local time) on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Each participant should register individually at the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/88Kza2zbsJ

Confirmed participants will receive further details about the event and instructions on accessing the United Nations Headquarters.

For more information on the OEWG 2021-2025, please visit the dedicated OEWG webpage.