The Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace (Geneva Dialogue) is an international process established in 2018 to map the roles and responsibilities of actors – states, private sector, civil society, academia, and technical community – in contributing to greater security and stability in cyberspace. It is led by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and implemented by DiploFoundation, with support of the Republic and State of Geneva, C4DT, Swisscom and UBS.
In 2020 – 2021, the Geneva Dialogue focused on the role of the private sector in addressing systemic vulnerabilities in cyberspace. It has built a community and become a space for a regular conversation between the leading industry actors and others in deepening mutual understanding.
In 2023, the Geneva Dialogue launched a new phase to clarify the roles and responsibilities of relevant non-state stakeholders from the private sector, academia, civil society, and technical community in implementing the existing cyber norms. The first round has focused on discussing the norms related to ICT supply chain security and responsible reporting of ICT vulnerabilities. Through regular consultations, the Geneva Dialogue documents the agreement and disagreement of stakeholders in interpretation and implementation of the norms, and collects good practices that may inspire others in the international community. The results are published in the Geneva Manual on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace.