Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Internet Fragmentation

Online Event
17 October 2023
Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Internet Fragmentation

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) welcomes you to a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Internet fragmentation. The promotion of an open, secure, stable, accessible, and peaceful ICT environment is a recurrent objective in the multilateral processes relating to international and ICT security at the United Nations. However, the fragmentation of the ICT environment, and more specifically of the internet, has become an increasingly serious possibility, which is already occurring in certain settings. Indeed, the fragmentation of the internet can affect different and sometimes intertwined levels, including political, commercial, and technological. A growing number of States and other stakeholders are raising concerns, including on cybersecurity, over an internet fragmentation scenario.

To further unpack this complex issue and understand the possible effects and consequences of Internet fragmentation on cybersecurity broadly understood, UNIDIR’s Security and Technology Programme is organizing a multi-stakeholder dialogue that will also inform the new UNIDIR research project “Internet Fragmentation and Cybersecurity: A Primer” that will be published later this year.


A recording of this event is available on our YouTube channel, and below.


17 October 2023, 14:30 -16:00 CEST, Online. Please consult this website to find your local time.


  • Elena Plexida, Vice President for Government and IGO Engagement at ICANN
  • Allison Mankin, Director of DNS Services, Packet Clearing House
  • Benjamin Ang, Head, Centre of Excellence for National Security and Future Issues in Technology, RSIS.
  • Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer, Rapid7

Moderated by Samuele Dominioni, Researcher, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR


We welcome delegations, cyber experts as well as members of the multi-stakeholder community including industry, civil society, and intergovernmental organizations.


Registration is mandatory. Please register here (via Microsoft Forms), by Monday, 16 October 2023. The link to access the event will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the session.

Please contact if you have any questions.