Developing Countries Take Centre Stage in UNIDIR Training on Norms, International Law and Cyberspace

28 June 2024
Developing Countries Take Centre Stage in UNIDIR Training on Norms, International Law and Cyberspace

Following the success of the first cohort, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to welcome the second group for its Training on Norms, International Law, and Cyberspace. This in-person training programme will take place in Geneva from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2024, hosting 22 delegates from 21 UN Member States. A total of four cohorts will be hosted in Geneva in 2024, with participants from developing countries given priority for the first two sessions.

As a capacity- and confidence-building activity, this training is designed to offer knowledge about the key concepts central to the Framework for Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace. The main focus of the capacity-building program is the intersection of international law with international cybersecurity. Participants will also gain an understanding of the UN, relevant multilateral processes, voluntary norms governing State behaviour in cyberspace, and confidence-building measures.

During the in-person learning week, participants will complete various scenario-based exercises, a workshop dedicated to the development of national positions on international law and various extra-curricular activities, such as visits to specialized international organizations active in the field of international cybersecurity.

Prior to attending the training week in Geneva, participants will be required to partake in a series of self-paced, preparatory online modules that can be completed remotely. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those participants who, in addition to attending the classes, successfully submit the final essay and demonstrate improved knowledge or skill.

UNIDIR’s Training on Norms, International Law and Cyberspace is made possible by the financial support of the Government of the United States.