Joint Assertion on the usage of Info and Communications Expertise within the context of Worldwide Peace and Safety

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June 20, 2024

Joint Assertion on the usage of Info and Communications Expertise within the context of Worldwide Peace and Safety 

(The next is a joint assertion, delivered by Mr. Cho Tae-yul, the Minister of International Affairs of the Republic of Korea on behalf of the Republic of Korea, Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Eire, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.)

We take this chance to reaffirm our steadfast dedication to selling an open, safe, steady, accessible and peaceable Info and Communication Applied sciences (ICTs) surroundings in compliance with worldwide legislation.

We word that the malicious use of our on-line world poses important problem in in the present day’s interconnected world, as states rely closely on digital infrastructure for communication, commerce, and governance.

The cyber menace panorama is continually evolving with the rising use of latest malware and cybertechniques. The darkish net and illicit revenues generated from cryptocurrency heists might be exploited to assist terrorist actions and nuclear and WMD improvement in violation of related UN Safety Council Resolutions and worldwide legislation.

Particularly, we categorical our deep concern over malicious cyber actions focusing on crucial infrastructure as they’ll trigger cascading results throughout borders and sectors together with the healthcare, maritime, aviation, house, vitality, and monetary sectors.

We’re additionally involved that impacts of malicious use of ICTs might have disproportionate results on girls and kids, individuals in susceptible conditions, and residents of States with much less capability to deal with cyber threats. On this vein, capacity-building is a vital facet of cooperation in cybersecurity and the United Nations can proceed to play an vital function on this regard.

We word an alarming pattern that malicious use of ICTs can work as menace multipliers, aggravating present conflicts and threats in opposition to worldwide peace and safety. On this respect, the linkage of cyber threats and worldwide peace and safety is obvious, and the Safety Council has a key function to play in addressing cyber threats, to meet its major accountability for upkeep of worldwide peace and safety.

We categorical our robust view that the Safety Council wants to lift its consciousness and deepen understanding of the ever-evolving menace panorama in our on-line world. The Council may benefit from convening conferences and receiving common briefings on the evolving menace panorama in our on-line world along with its mandate and agenda.

We consider that complete, responsive, and evidence-based method to cybersecurity in step with the works and mandate of the Safety Council is crucial for the Council to stay agile and related in gentle of the quickly evolving know-how. Taking into consideration the nexus between cybersecurity and the prevailing mandate of the Council, the Council might discover methods to mainstream cyber considerations when discussing country-specific recordsdata or different thematic recordsdata.

We’re of the view that the function and work of the Council in cybersecurity should reinforce and complement the prevailing and ongoing work of the Common Meeting. On this respect, we additionally acknowledge the significance of the Council’s reaffirmation of the UN framework of accountable State conduct in the usage of ICTs which was adopted by consensus of all United Nations Member States.

With this in thoughts, we welcome in the present day’s Open Debate within the Safety Council, which supplies alternative for the Member States to provoke related dialogue and current their views on the attainable function of the Safety Council in addressing the malicious use of ICTs.

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