5 Jun, 2023
San José, Costa Rica
GFCE Regional Meeting for the Americas and the Caribbean 2023
The meeting will take place in person only and that you need to also register for the RightsCon 2023.
The objective of this year’s Regional Meeting in the Americas is to discuss the role of the GFCE in Latin America and the Caribbean and how to best coordinate capacity building efforts in the region. It will also give the opportunity to participants from the region to connect and engage in conversations about existing gaps in cyber capacity building, share good practices, and prioritize their needs for the future. Specific attention will be given to gender aspects and cyber workforce development in the region.
The meeting will serve as a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and collaborate, and as an opportunity to introduce the progress of the GFCE regional Hub and highlight the GFCE's possibilities for involvement to key actors active in the region.
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5 May, 2023
Ransomware Task Force: Gaining Ground
This event will present reflections on the current status of the ransomware threat, the Ransomware Task Force’s (RTF) efforts, and what’s to come.
Industry, government, and civil society partners from the RTF will discuss the ransomware data ecosystem, unpack the drivers behind the illicit crypto ecosystem, dive into the ransomware element of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and highlight global efforts to tackle ransomware.
Panels will also highlight the Ransomware Task Force’s ongoing work, including efforts to drive international and domestic counter ransomware collaboration, bolster cyber civil defense, prepare small and medium-sized enterprises, and facilitate effective operational collaboration.
2 - 5 May, 2023
IAP Pan European Regional Conference
The General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Türkiye, Bekir Şahin, and his team will host the 1st IAP Pan European Regional Conference in May 2023. It is a year that coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye. The theme of the IAP Regional Conference to be held in Istanbul on May 2-5, 2023, has been determined as "Effective Investigation in the Age of Digitalisation".
As is well known, as technology advances, the types of crimes committed in the digital environment using information systems continue to rise in a variety of ways. Crimes committed in cyberspace pose a great danger to society. These crimes have transnational characteristics and negatively affect the legal, economic, and social order of countries. Since these crimes are transnational and violate the legal order of the countries, conducting investigations and gathering evidence is difficult. The conference will bring together top European prosecutors to discuss how to mitigate the harm caused by cybercrime through mutual contracts and collaboration.
The conference will also tackle the following subthemes:
1. The Appearance and Effects of Digitalisation in the Criminal Procedure
2. Fighting Against Economic Crimes in the Age of Digitalisation
3. Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Procedure
1 Mar, 2023
Valencia and Online, Spain
International Summit on Youth and Cybercrime
The Summit will provide a platform for researchers from the European Commission funded CC-DRIVER and RAYUELA projects to present their results and main findings focusing on the implications for policy and practice. The Summit is intended to be a discussion forum, where high-level experts in the field will share their research, best practices and lessons learned, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, to better tackle cybercriminality, with a special focus on young people. The audience will comprise policymakers, law enforcement authorities, research, industry and academia, education and other experts in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity.
Speakers will engage in a range of presentations, panel discussions and lightning talks. The Summit will be organised in a hybrid format and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Spanish at the event.
11 - 21 April 2023
Fifth Session | Ad-hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes
In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282 and the road map and mode of work approved at its first session, the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 74/247, will hold its fifth session from 11 to 21 April 2023 in Vienna.
Consolidated negotiating document on the preamble, the provisions on international cooperation, preventive measures, technical assistance and the mechanism of implementation and the final provisions of a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes
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6-7 March, 2023
International Conference on strengthening co-operation on cybercrime and electronic evidence
The Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco, in collaboration with the Council of Europe is organising an international conference to enhance the co-operation on cybercrime and electronic evidence, in Africa. The event will provide the opportunity to present the tools offered by the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its protocols, as well as initiatives of other regional and international organisations.
30-31 January, 2023
International Conference on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems
The Council of Europe, through its Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC), with support from the Octopus Project and in cooperation with the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, is organising an international conference on xenophobia and racism committed via computer systems.
The event will take place between 30-31 January 2023 in Strasbourg, France, where experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organisations from different regions of the world will gather.
The international conference is organised within the framework of the 20th anniversary of the First Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, that was opened for signature on 28 January 2003 in order to address this type of offences.
10 Jan, 2023
The Convention on Cybercrime in practice: lessons learned 2001 – 2022
This side event will focus on the Convention on Cybercrime in practice: lessons learnt 2001 – 2022. Experts from Romania and other Parties to the Convention on Cybercrime from Africa, Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe will share their experiences with participants.
The Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature in Budapest, Hungary, in
November 2001. This side event is aimed at identifying the ingredients that permitted broad acceptance and implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime in practice during the past two decades. Lessons learnt may provide useful insights for the work of the AHC.
18 Jan, 2023
Cyberspace Governance at the United Nations
With a dual focus on cyber capacity building and international law, this event considers how these two elements interact and intersect, how discussions on them could progress in the UN space and outside it and how the two contribute to a safer and more secure cyberspace for all.
The event will explore how member states can achieve lasting, adaptable, and meaningful success in cyberspace governance at the United Nations whilst overcoming challenges for operationalization efforts, including differences in national capacities and capabilities, and divergences in national perspectives regarding the application of international law to cyberspace.
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10 Jan, 2023
Gender mainstreaming the proposed cybercrime convention: Commentary on the consolidated draft
Since the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes (AHC), member states have made notable progress on incorporating gender and gender equality. Member states have moved from several general initial commitments to women’s participation in treaty negotiations to some states providing more nuanced considerations of gendered dimensions of cybercrime and the importance of gender mainstreaming.
However, while some member states have made considerable progress on advocating for gender considerations in the convention, more remains to be done, especially with regards to: ensuring gender equality pertains to the entire convention; recognizing the rights of people of diverse gender identities, expressions and sexualities; and recognizing the essentiality of the right to privacy to gender and sexual equality.
Held under the fourth negotiation of the AHC, this meeting will bring together policymakers and civil society to discuss the gendered impacts (implicit and explicit) of the current negotiating document.
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9 - 20 January 2023
Vienna and Online, Austria
Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes – Fourth Session
In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282 and the road map and mode of work approved at its first session, the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 74/247, will hold its fourth session from 9- 20 January 2023 in Vienna.
The session will be held in the six official languages of the United Nations in a hybrid format with both in-person and online components.
Two daily meetings of 3-hours each will take place on the understanding that the online interventions using a remote interpretation platform do not exceed thirty minutes per meeting, in accordance with the policy to mitigate the adverse auditory health impact on (simultaneous) interpreters. In the unlikely event that online interventions last longer than thirty minutes in a given meeting, the duration of the meeting would revert back to the standard hybrid duration of two hours.
Delegations may choose to participate in the formal meetings in person, through Interprefy with remote simultaneous interpretation, or by both means.
The meetings of the fourth session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vienna local time.
The in-person meeting will be held in the Plenary Hall, on the first floor of the M-Building at the VIC, which has the capacity to accommodate two delegates for Member States, Holy See, Palestine and the European Union and one delegate per multi-stakeholder organization.
5 Dec, 2022
Vienna International Centre , Austria
Civil Society Briefing and Needs Assessment on the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT+1)
The overall objective of this event is to engage with Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, Private Sector and Academia, on the implementation of the “Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes” and its multistakeholder engagement and to jointly discuss areas of possible further coordination and to identify the needs of Civil Society Organizations to continue to meaningfully engage in the Ad Hoc Committee on ”Cybercrime”.
13-14 December, 2022
Global Cyber Policy Dialogues: Latin America and the Carribean
This multistakeholder meeting will bring together participants from government, civil society, academia, and the private sector. A central goal of the meeting is to foster genuine dialogue among stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds. As such, the event will convene about 50 participants from countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region that are active in international discussions on cybersecurity and cybercrime taking place at the United Nations, Organization of American States and elsewhere. It will also include participants from some countries which have not been as engaged in order to raise awareness and promote more active and inclusive participation in these forums from across the region.
The conference will focus on the UN normative framework for cyber stability, international cooperation to combat cybercrime, the intersections between those two areas and UN processes, and how digital transformation in Latin America can be enabled by an open, free, stable and secure cyberspace.
14-17 November, 2022
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (the)
CyberWeek @LAC4 2022
The Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre LAC4, implemented by EU CyberNet, organises a week full of different discussions, training, workshops, and networking on the most important topics that will take place in cooperation with many countries and organizations.
28 Oct, 2022
Web Forum: Finding long term solutions to curb cyber crimes in the digital sphere
The WebForum Conversation will focus on: “Finding a long-term solution to curb Cybercrimes in the digital sphere”.
The topics to be discussed will be
1. Data sovereignty in the cloud
2. The concept of ethical hacking
3. Metaverse VS. Web 3.0
4. Data protection and Cybersecurity policy
5. Challanges of Cyber secutity in the digital sphere