Creating a safe cyberspace for democracy
The Inter-Parliamentary Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, is organizing an online hearing to allow for the expression and inclusion of parliamentary voices in the drafting of the convention on cybercrime.
Cyberspace has expanded beyond a “technical” realm and is now a dimension where interactions and activities are taking place as in real-world. Parliamentarians, through their legislative, oversight, budget setting, and representative functions are key to understanding and addressing these modern threats nationally and internationally. These virtual meeting sessions are an exclusive opportunity to inform the Chair of the United Nations Ad hoc Committee conducting negotiations on a convention on cybercrime about the needs and importance of the involvement of parliaments and parliamentarians in this global attempt to address cyber risks efficiently
The event will take place online in two sessions to suit participants in different time zones and allow for a maximum of points of view and inclusive exchanges of experiences. Session 1 will take place in English only while Session 2 will be conducted in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic via with simultaneous interpretation.