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.

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 2021, Geneva Dialogue will unfold in two tracks. Track 1 will tackle discussing baseline requirements for security of digital products, while Track 2 will tackle connecting corporate practices with global policy processes.

Track 1

February-November 2021

Group online discussions

April-June 2021

Events about standards, regulations, and global principles

April-June 2021

Study of national regulations worldwide

May-December 2021

Global outreach events

July-November 2021

Shaping baseline requirements

October-December 2021

Online course and exchange on cyber-diplomacy

TIMELINE OF THE DIALOGUE

February 1

Track 1 – February-November 2021

Group online discussions
April 1

Track 2 – April-June 2021

Events about standards, regulations, and global principles
April 1

Track 1 – April-August 2021

Study of national regulations worldwide
May 1

Track 2 – May-December 2021

Global outreach events
July 1

Track 1 – July-November 2021

Shaping recommendations on baseline requirements
October 1

Track 2 – October-December 2021

Online course and exchange on cyber-diplomacy

Track 1

February-November 2021

Group online discussions

April-June 2021

Events about standards, regulations, and global principles

April-June 2021

Study of national regulations worldwide

May-December 2021

Global outreach events

July-November 2021

Shaping baseline requirements

October-December 2021

Online course and exchange on cyber-diplomacy

TIMELINE OF THE DIALOGUE

February 1

Track 1 – February-November 2021

Group online discussions
April 1

Track 2 – April-June 2021

Events about standards, regulations, and global principles
April 1

Track 1 – April-August 2021

Study of national regulations worldwide
May 1

Track 2 – May-December 2021

Global outreach events
July 1

Track 1 – July-November 2021

Shaping recommendations on baseline requirements
October 1

Track 2 – October-December 2021

Online course and exchange on cyber-diplomacy