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Global Commission Meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands on June 16-17

May 25th 2019 - 12:00

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will hold its third meeting of 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17 June. The Commission meeting will take place prior to EuroDIG, being held at the World Forum in the Hague from 19-20 June 2019.

The Commission will convene in closed sessions on Sunday 16 June and Monday 17 June. The GCSC meeting represents another opportunity for the Commissioners to discuss its proposals, to be included in the GCSC report due by the end of 2019. The conversations in The Hague will be focused on further defining the key components of the cyberstability framework, including underlying principles aimed at supporting international efforts to advance peace and security in cyberspace.

The GCSC will help kick off the EuroDIG conference by holding a Zero-Day event  on Tuesday 18 June from 14:30-16:00 (Pre 07: “Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace – Towards a Cyberstability Framework). The GCSC is focused on bringing in voices and expertise from the Internet governance, civil rights and technical communities to the traditionally state-led discussions on international peace and security. During this Zero-Day event it therefore looks forward to engaging with the Internet governance community at EuroDIG, shedding further light on how it intends to address gaps in the international cybersecurity architecture and sharing ideas with the participants, soliciting feedback on its proposals and recommendations.

For more information on the GCSC Zero-Day event at EuroDIG on 18 June, please follow this link.

For more information on the EuroDIG conference, please follow this link.

Louk Faesen is Strategic Analyst at the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He mainly focuses on international peace and security in cyberspace, norms of responsible state and non-state behavior, and confidence-building measures (CBMs) in cyberspace. Louk functions as the Project Manager of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), a multi-stakeholder initiative launched at the 2017 Munich Security Conference by the Foreign minister of the Netherlands that brings together leading experts from all major cyber powers and regions to help develop norm and policy initiatives related to international peace and security in cyberspace.