Recognizing the interest of the international community to learn about developments in science and technology of relevance to international security, in December 2018 the United Nations General Assembly requested the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), to convene a one-day informal seminar on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament, "in order to facilitate dialogue among relevant stakeholders on current developments in science and technology and their potential impact on international security and disarmament efforts."

Through the generous support of the Governments of Germany, India, Qatar and Switzerland, UNIDIR convened the 2019 Innovations Dialogue on Digital Innovations and International Security on 19 August 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Citation: Security and Technology Programme (2019) "2019 Innovations Dialogue Report", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.