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Geneva Peace Week: Legal and Humanitarian Challenges in the Age of Cyber Conflict


Geneva Peace Week: Legal and Humanitarian Challenges in the Age of Cyber Conflict

UNIDIR in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Microsoft, is pleased to invite you to a moderated discussion on the legal and humanitarian challenges caused by the malicious use of  cyber space and the intergovernmental processes underway at the United Nations to address them. 

This panel will consider recent trends as they relate to the growing use of cyber operations by states and other actors and their potential humanitarian consequences for civilians. It will also explore the international legal framework and norms that states have already agreed should guide their actions in cyberspace and reflect on how the two new intergovernmental processes at the United Nations could contribute to a more stable, secure and rules-based cyberspace—and how other actors can contribute to these objectives.

From 13:30 - 15:00

This event is open to representatives from government, international organizations, academia and civil society. 

As seating is limited, registration is required. Please RSVP.

For more information about Geneva Peace Week, see


Kaja Ciglic, Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft

Kerstin Vignard, Head, UNIDIR support team to General Assembly processes pursuant to resolutions 73/27 and 73/266 

Kevin Chang, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross 

It will be moderated by Stéphane Duguin, CEO, Cyber Peace Institute


Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key Facilitator of Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.





05 November 2019


Maison de la Paix, Avenue de France, Petal 4 GCSP Conference Room2 (5th floor)