Neutrality and Peacebuilding in Cyberspace

3 November 2020
Neutrality and Peacebuilding in Cyberspace

This session is organized by the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich; UN Institute for Disarmament Research.

The principle and practice of neutrality in international relations have expanded possibilities for protection but also for managing risks of escalation in the face of geopolitical tension. These contributions and the long history of neutral actors’ engagement in humanitarian action and peacebuilding point to the merits of exploring how these values of neutrality can be extended to cyberspace – stability and security of which have become fundamental to economic prosperity, and social and political participation.


Kaja Ciglic – Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy , Microsoft

Sean Cordey – Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Koichiro Komiyama  – Director, Global Coordination Division, JPCERT/CC

The discussion will be moderated by Giacomo Persi Paoli, Lead, UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme.


3 November, 12:00 – 12:50 (CEST), Online


The event is open to the public.


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