In GA resolution 73/266, the Secretary-General was requested to establish a Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security.
The GGE will also hold its first meeting in 2019 and is to submit its final report to the General Assembly in 2021. The group will be comprised of 25 members and its Chair will hold two informal consultations with all UN Member States in between its sessions. The mandate also includes consultations on the subject to be held with regional organizations, such as the African Union, the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The Group of Governmental Expert comprises experts from 25 States working in their personal capacity. The Group has elected Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota of Brazil to Chair the Group.
The members of the GGE come from the following countries:
- Russian Federation
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States