Estonian Presidency of the UNSC held a virtual conference on cybersecurity

On May 22, for the first time in the history of the UN Security Council, Estonia organized a virtual meeting focusing on cyberspace stability, cyber norms and international law. The contactless online conference in Tallinn brought together almost 60 countries and organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and Interpol. The event was held on the virtual events platform Hybridity.

The opening speech of the meeting was given by the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, the meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations Sven Jürgenson. During the virtual meeting, the members of the Security Council and other UN member states were briefed by world-class experts: Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, James Lewis, Director of Technology Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and David Koh, Head of Singapore Cyber Security Agency. 

The event was co-organised by Security Council members Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Kenya. 

The event can be re-watched on this link.

Photo taken by Jüri Kartul.