4 June 2014
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Office for Disarmament Affairs to Host International Workshop

On Information, Cybersecurity, in Beijing, 5-6 June


NEW YORK, 4 June (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, are jointly organizing an international workshop on information and cybersecurity in Beijing, on 5 and 6 June.

Senior officials from agencies that lead national coordination on cybersecurity issues representing more than 25 countries will participate in the workshop.  Representatives from the United Nations and other relevant international organizations, from academia and industry, as well as non-governmental organizations will also attend.

With the theme of “Towards a Peaceful, Secure, Open and Cooperative Cyberspace”, the workshop will provide a forum to discuss a number of topics, such as “Cyberspace policies and emerging challenges”, “Formulation of international rules and norms in cyberspace”, “The role of the United Nations in promoting dialogue on cyber security”, “Interaction and cooperation between national-level actors” and “Regional dialogue, cooperation and capacity”.

For further information, please contact Sharon Riggle, Director, Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, at e-mail:  sharon.riggle@unrcpd.org; tel.: +977 1 501 0257; or fax: +977 1 501 0223.

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