The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research is a voluntarily funded autonomous institute within the United Nations. An impartial actor, the Institute generates ideas and promotes action on disarmament and security. Based in Geneva, UNIDIR is centrally positioned to assist the international community in developing the practical, innovative thinking needed to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
UNIDIR brings together states, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia so that we may work together—internationally, regionally and locally—to build and implement creative solutions that will benefit all states and peoples.
About the Portal
The UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal is an interactive map of the global cyber policy landscape. It provides profiles of the cyber policies of all 193 UN Member States, in addition to various intergovernmental organisations and multilateral frameworks. This confidence building tool seeks to support informed participation by relevant stakeholders in all policy processes and promote trust, transparency, and cooperation in cyberspace.
To open a profile, click on the state or organisation of interest or use the Browse button. The Portal’s filter function allows you to search for specific policies across the database of profiles. You can use the compare function to analyze the profiles of up to three states or organisations side by side. The Portal is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments among profiled entities.
The Cyber Policy Portal is maintained by the Cyber Stability workstream of UNIDIR’s Security and Technology Programme, which is supported by the Governments of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland, and by Microsoft.
A Note on Methodology
The data in the UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal is compiled from publicly available online sources, which are cited and linked directly. Every effort was made to trace information back to official documentation disseminated by the State or intergovernmental organization. Where this was not possible, data was confirmed through multiple secondary sources. The designation of relevant information to include, and categorization of said information, was based on the analysis conducted by project staff. Further elaboration can be found in the online glossary.
Any English language translation is provided for information only and confers no rights nor imposes any obligations on anyone. Only the official publication of data in its original language, as promulgated by the proper government or official authority, should be considered authentic.
If there are translation errors, mistakes in designation, or outdated or missing information, your feedback is most certainly welcome.
The map on UNIDIR's Cyber Policy Portal is based on documents provided by the United Nations Geospatial Information Section. More information at: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm.