[ccwg-internet-governance] GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERSPACE - DELHI 23/24 NOVEMBER

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at icann.org
Wed Nov 29 10:52:21 UTC 2017


Colleagues cc as above 

 

Good morning.  As noted below this Conference took place last week with over 3000 participants from over 100 countries.  Was a significant event for India, with opening address from the Prime Minister and with participation of several Cabinet ministers. 

 

Full details of the Programme and links to presentations are at https://gccs2017.in/

 

The Conference did not adopt a Declaration (given insufficient time or process to agree among parties) but the Chair did adopt a Statement (see attached).  

 

In addition, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) who also met in (open session) in Delhi adopted the attached Communique. 

 

Will circulate, in due course, a further note of the proceeding and our involvement.  As you will see from postings at #GCCS2017) Tarek Kamel spoke in Opening Plenary and there were also speaking opportunities for Maarten (Board) and Veni. 

 

Think it would be worth touching on the GCCS on a Call, and how it may have (or have not) taken forward the debate on the governance of Cyberspace. 

 

Best

 

Nigel 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org>
Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 01:44
To: ccwg <ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org>
Subject: GCSC Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet

 

Colleagues

Good evening.  As referenced at ICANN60 (at IG Public Forum), ICANN is attending the Global Conference on Cyberspace later in week; see https://gccs2017.in/.  A small delegation led by Tarek Kamel (and including Board members Maarten Botterman and Matthew Shears) will take part in Conference, speak on various panels (see programme) and conduct various bilaterals.  

 

The below is a Declaration by the Global Commission on the GCCS. 

 

Will report on outcome of GCCS 17 which may include the adoption of a Declaration.

 

Best

 

Nigel  

 

 

For Immediate Release
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 Global Body Proposes Action to Increase Cyberspace Stability
 

NEW DELHI, Nov. 21, 2017, The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) today released a call to action by all Internet stakeholders to safeguard the general availability and integrity of the Internet.            GCSC Commissioners issued a Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet[e.eastwest.ngo]. The declaration urges state and non-state actors to avoid activity that would intentionally and substantially damage the general availability or integrity of the “public core” of the Internet. The Commission believes that the stability of cyberspace is essential for the good of humanity now and into the future.              “In an ideal state, every citizen in the world should be free to enjoy and leverage, with confidence and peace of mind, the positive impacts of cyberspace,” commented Marina Kaljurand, GCSC Chair. “Unfortunately, we are not there, yet. Significant cyber incidents are on the increase, and mitigation will require diligent action from all stakeholders, including especially governments and the private sector. This document underscores collaboration, restraint, and protection of the public core, all of which will pave the way for greater security and stability in cyberspace.”            Incidents such as those affecting the Internet domain name system[e.eastwest.ngo], forging a widely used software validation certificate[e.eastwest.ngo], and corrupting certificate authorities[e.eastwest.ngo] provide examples of the potential disruptions that could generate widespread consequences for Internet users around the world.             The GCSC issued the document at the conclusion of its fourth Commissioners meeting on November 20-21 in New Delhi. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the fifth Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS)[e.eastwest.ngo], an international gathering that is bringing together more than 4,000 delegates including policymakers, industry players, civil society and academia from over 100 nations.            “Governments play a crucial role in establishing norms and initiatives towards a stable and secure cyberspace, even while some government activity can contribute to instability,” added Latha Reddy, a GCSC Co-Chair and former Deputy National Security Advisor of India. “We trust this document will help move the needle by complementing existing multilateral initiatives and international law, advancing meaningful dialogue, and providing a concrete foundation for the adoption of this and other norms.”            Please click here[e.eastwest.ngo] to view the complete Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet.            Launched at the Munich Security Conference in February 2017, the GCSC is a group of 30 prominent, independent leaders in cyberspace from 16 countries, including chair Marina Kaljurand (Estonia) and co-chairs Latha Reddy (India) and Michael Chertoff (USA). Its mission is to enhance international peace, security, and stability by proposing norms and initiatives to guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace.            The organization is facilitated by two Co-Secretariats—The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the EastWest Institute. To learn more and see the full list of Commissioners, visit their website[e.eastwest.ngo].            About The Hague Centre for Strategic StudiesThe Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is an independent private think tank established in 2007. The Centre focuses on issues that crossover the domains of geopolitics, security, and geo-economics, among which international security and defense, national security, conflict studies, cybersecurity, resource scarcity. HCSS conducts contract research for public sector organizations, such as ministries of defense, foreign affairs and security; international organizations (NATO, European Commission); NGOs as Greenpeace; and private sector companies. We stress an interdisciplinary perspective, combine quantitative and qualitative research methods for our analysis, and present intuitively and action-oriented results. Learn more[e.eastwest.ngo]             About the EastWest InstituteThe EastWest Institute works to reduce international conflict, addressing seemingly intractable problems that threaten world security and stability. We forge new connections and build trust among global leaders and influencers, help create practical new ideas and take action. Independent and nonprofit since our founding in 1980, we have offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow, Dallas, Istanbul and San Francisco. Learn more[e.eastwest.ngo]            For additional information, please contact Louk Faesen at [e.eastwest.ngo]loukfaesen at hcss.nl (Asia) or Conrad Jarzebowski at cjarzebowski at eastwest.ngo (outside Asia).
 

 

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