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ABOUT

The Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace aims to map the roles and responsibilities of actors – states, the business sector, civil society, and the academic and tech communities – in contributing to greater security and stability in cyberspace in the context of international peace and security; identify good practices and possible gaps in existing efforts; and, ideally put forward recommendations for overcoming such gaps.

Currently in its second phase, the dialogue will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the business sector. The project aims to: convene global business sector actors to discuss responsible behaviour in cyberspace; assist the business sector to develop its capacities to understand, follow, and meaningfully contribute to international policy and diplomatic processes; and, facilitate dialogue among global businesses towards shaping principles and an action plan contributing to the global efforts at the UN and elsewhere.

The second phase of the dialogue is led by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), and implemented by DiploFoundation.

In its first phase, the dialogue analysed the roles and responsibilities of states, industry actors, civil society, and academic and tech communities in contributing to greater security and stability in cyberspace. The first phase was led by the FDFA in co-operation with the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), ETH Zurich, and the University of Lausanne. The first phase resulted in the Final Report, supported by the Baseline Research and the draft Framework Documents.

TIMELINE OF THE DIALOGUE

Background research and framing of the discussion

(June – September 2018)

A series of online and in situ discussions and knowledge exchange activities

(September – November 2018)

Expert Workshop in Geneva

(on 1 and 2 November 2018)

Development and presentation of Final Documents

(December 2018)

Second phase

(December 2019 – December 2020)

Geneva Dialogue was present at the following international events:

Framework documents

Geneva Dialogue – Role of the private sector
Geneva Dialogue – Role of the civil society

Baseline study

Geneva Dialogue – Baseline Research – Introduction
Geneva Dialogue – Baseline study – Role of States
Geneva Dialogue – Baseline study – Role of Private Sector
Geneva Dialogue – Baseline study – Role of Civil Society and Communities…

Fact Sheet

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Final Report

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OUTPUTS

Documents

Framework documents

  • Geneva Dialogue – Role of the private sector
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  • Geneva Dialogue – Role of the civil society
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Final Report

  • Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace – Final Report
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Baseline study

  • Geneva Dialogue – Baseline study
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Webinars

Webinar on the role of the private sector towards a peaceful cyberspace

Webinar on the role of the private sector towards a peaceful cyberspaceThe Geneva Internet Platform organised a webinar titled ‘What is the role of the private sector towards a peaceful cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace. The webinar is the third in a series within the project, and reflected on what the role of the private sector is in ensuring international peace and security through responsible behaviour in cyberspace. Read the full report from the webinar here.

Webinar on the role of civil society and communities towards a peaceful cyberspace

Webinar on the role of civil society and communities towards a peaceful cyberspaceThe Geneva Internet Platform organised a webinar titled ‘What is the role of civil society and communities towards a peaceful cyberspace?’, within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The webinar was held on 7 December 2018 at 13 CET (12 GMT) and it was  second in a series of webinars within the project, reflecting on what the role of civil society, academia and technical communities is in ensuring international peace and security through responsible behaviour in cyberspace. Read the full report from the webinar here.

Webinar on responsible behaviour in cyberspace

Webinar on responsible behaviour in cyberspaceThe Geneva Internet Platform organised a webinar titled ‘What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The webinar was held on 25 October 2018 at 13 CEST (11 UTC) and was first in a series within the project, and reflected on what responsible behaviour means to various stakeholder groups. Do various stakeholders demonstrate a shared, or broadly similar understanding of ‘responsible behaviour’? Is ‘responsibility’ something to be regulated and enforced, or preferred and encouraged? Where there are differences in the understanding of ‘responsible behaviour’, are these differences of emphasis or of fundamental interpretation; are these differences compatible or incompatible? Read the full report from the webinar here.

Information session about the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

Information session about the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in CyberspaceAn information session about the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace was held on 3 July 2018. During the session, Mr Adrian Junker, Deputy Head, Division for Security Policy, FDFA, introduced the background, goals, and timeframes of the dialogue and explained how stakeholders can contribute to the process.

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PARTNERS

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