International webinar, Jan 27, 2021

The role of parliamentarians to advance disarmament in cyber-space

Effective policies and parliamentary actions to address issues of peace, disarmament and warfare in the use of cyberspace.

Webinar event: Wednesday 27 January 2021. 4pm-6pm Central Europe Time (10am-12noon Eastern Time US/Canada)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | Online event

The role of parliamentarians to advance disarmament in cyber-space:

A follow-up event to the release of Assuring our Common Future, a parliamentary handbook on disarmament for security and sustainable development

Event will be held with simultaneous interpretation in French and English.


Cyber-space is an evolving environment which is increasingly used across all fields of human activity. It is an environment which is vulnerable to the use of cyber-attacks that can have devastating impacts. It is also an environment which is used by militaries in war fighting and defence. And it is an environment that is used in diplomacy and peacebuilding.

This webinar event will focus primarily on the topic of disarmament, warfare and peace in cyberspace. Speakers will examine the nature of warfare in cyber-space, the use of cyber-platforms for military actions, existing mechanisms and law to control cyber-warfare and examples of good policies and parliamentary action to address this issue.

The webinar is being organised in response to the Resolution adopted at the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly entitled Cyber-warfare: A serious threat to Peace and Global Security, and as one of a number of events in follow-up  to the launch of Assuring our Common Future, a parliamentary handbook published in November 2020 to assist implementation of Securing our Common Future, the Disarmament Agenda released by the UN Secretary-General.

The webinar will also include launch of the French edition of Assuring our Common Future.


Mr Marc Finaud
. Head of Arms Proliferation, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Launch of French edition of the Handbook:
Ms Anda Filip,
Director for Member Parliaments and External Relations at the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Mr Saber Chowdhury MP.
Honorary President of the InterParliamentary Union. Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Mr Tilman Rodenhauser, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross.
Ms Anne-Marie Buzatu. Chief Operations Officer, ICT4Peace Foundation.
Mr Arthur Duforest, Research Assistant, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament


Registration is required. Click here to register.

Event cosponsors

Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, World Future Council.

Event report

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