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With the UN General Assembly convening next week for the third time the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to address threats to international information security in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (also known as the First Committee), Dr. Eneken Tikk, Senior Advisor of the ICT4Peace Foundation prepared a brief on the work done by the First Committee in the field of international information security, highlights key national positions, and looks at the challenges facing the upcoming GGE discussions.

The past activities of the First Committee include international concerns of nuclear non-proliferation, chemical and biological weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Further, the disarmament of outer space and prevention of a space arms race has been addressed by the First Committee, as well as issues involving regional security and terrorism.

Please find Dr. Eneken Tikk’s brief as a PDF.

Other texts by the Foundation on this subject can be found here:

ICT4Peace Foundation calls for an International Code of Conduct on Cyber-Conflict
Getting down to business: Realistic goals for the promotion of peace in cyber-space
Op-ed in Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ): Disarmament Negotiations for the Cyberspace are needed