[ccwg-internet-governance] UN resolutions to pay attention to

Veni Markovski veni.markovski at icann.org
Sun Oct 21 12:34:16 UTC 2018

Hi, everyone.
Further to the ITU-Plenipotentiary resolutions, please, find attached the latest drafts of the United Nations General Assembly “cyber” resolutions.
 Negotiations have started in New York this week, and I hear they are really difficult.

The texts to pay closer attention are in the Russian resolution (bold added by me):


1.      Adopts the following set of international rules, norms and principles of responsible behavior of states:
(9) All States must play the same role in, and carry equal responsibility for, international governance of the Internet, its security, continuity and stability of operation, and its development in a way which promotes the establishment of multilateral, transparent and democratic international Internet governance mechanisms which ensure an equitable distribution of resources, facilitate access for all and ensure the stable and secure functioning of the Internet.

5.       With a view to make the UN negotiation process on the security in the use of information and telecommunications technologies more democratic, inclusive and transparent requests the Secretary-General, with the assistance of an open-ended working group to be established in 2019 and acting on a consensus basis to continue as a priority to further develop norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviour of States listed in paragraph 1 above, and the ways of their implementation; if necessary, introduce changes to them or elaborate additional rules of behaviour; to study a possibility of establishing regular institutional dialogue with broad participation under the auspices of the United Nations, as well as to continue to study, with a view to promoting common understandings, existing and potential threats in the sphere of information security and possible cooperative measures to address them and how international law applies to the use of ICTs by States, as well as confidence-building measures and capacity-building and the concepts referred to in paragraph 3 above, and to submit a report on the results of the study to the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, and to provide the possibility to hold, from within existing resources and voluntary contributions, intersessional consultative meetings with the interested parties, namely business, NGOs and academia, to share views on the issues within the group’s mandate.


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