2019 Innovations Dialogue: Digital Technologies and International Security


The Innovations Dialogue responds to the request of the General Assembly, in resolution 73/32, that UNIDIR agrees to a seminar on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament.

The theme for the UNIDIR 2019 Innovations Dialogue is "Digital Technologies & International Security". The Dialogue will examine technologies that are in daily headlines - artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, quantum computing, and the Internet of Things - yet not currently formally addressed in multilateral disarmament agendas and discussions.

The Innovations Dialogue will examine the interplay between new digital innovations and existing technologies and their possible radical and novel implications for international security and disarmament. The Dialogue will explore how to multi-stakeholder engagement can effective effective responses to digital innovations and consider the international community can harness innovations innovations to address existing disarmament challenges.

The Innovations Dialogue is generously supported by the Governments of Germany, India, Qatar and Switzerland.

Register for the event here.