First session of the Ad Hoc Committee

New York, 28 February to 11 March 2022

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282 and with General Assembly decision 76/552, 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 first session at United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York, United States of America, from 28 February to 11 March 2022.   

General Information

Meeting times

The meetings of the first session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Format

The meetings of the first session will be held in a hybrid format by which the delegations have the choice to participate in the formal meetings in person (limited to one delegate per Member State, the Holy See, the State of Palestine and the European Union in the meeting rooms), through Zoom with remote simultaneous interpretation, or by both means.

Conference rooms 

Conference Room 4 at UNHQ has been reserved for the first week, and the Trusteeship Council Chamber has been reserved for the second week, except on 11 March 2022 when the General Assembly Hall will be used. In accordance with current measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in force at UNHQ, the Trusteeship Council Chamber can accommodate 1+1 delegates and the General Assembly Hall 1+3 delegates in accordance with the physical distancing requirements in United Nations Headquarters, with the representatives of Member States, the Holy See, the State of Palestine and the European Union being physically present.

Remote connection

All other delegates will be connected remotely through Zoom with remote simultaneous interpretation. Before the meeting starts delegates need to sign-up for a free Zoom account in case, they do not have one. Participants with a speaker link that do not have a Zoom account will not be able to join the meeting. Please see how to sign-up and more information about Zoom in the Guide to Zoom meetings.  

For more information see the Guide to Required set up for virtual meetings with interpretation.

Webcast

The meeting will be available live and on demand on the UN Web TV website

7 March 3:00 p.m. EST - Afternoon meeting - RECORDING 

11 March - Morning meeting  The morning meeting starts at 11 a.m. EST on 11 March 2022. 

11 March 3:00 p.m. EST - Afternoon meeting

Registration

Registration information for the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee. Deadline: Friday, 25 February 2022

Modalities of the participation of multi-stakeholders in the Ad Hoc Committee

Please find the information in the Note by the Secretariat on the Modalities of the participation of multi-stakeholders in the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes contained in document A/AC.291/CRP.5/Rev.1

Currently applicable measures for the prevention of COVID-19

Letter from the EOSG Chef de Cabinet to the President of the General Assembly

Guidance on the co-sponsorship of proposals

In relation to the session on organizational matters and 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, to be held on 24 February 2022 and from 28 February to 11 March respectively, the secretariat hereby informs all delegations that should they wish to co-sponsor a proposal, they may indicate such a wish upon invitation by the Chair at the meeting, prior to the consideration of the proposal. They may also express the wish to co-sponsor a proposal by email to the Ad Hoc Committee secretariat (cybercrimeahc@un.org) using the official email of the respective Permanent Mission, and prior to the consideration of the relevant proposal. Once a proposal is adopted, the Secretariat can no longer alter the list of sponsors of a given proposal.

Meeting Documentation

A/AC.291/3/Rev.1

Provisional agenda 

A/AC.291/4

Compilation of views submitted by Member States on the scope, objectives and structure (elements) of a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes

A/AC.291/CRP.4/Rev.1

Organization of work of the first session 

A/AC.291/CRP.6

Proposed roadmap and mode of work of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, Note by the Secretariat

A/AC.291/CRP.7 Proposal on the Structure of the Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, Note by the Secretariat
 A/AC.291/CRP.8 Proposals on objectives and scope of the Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes

A/AC.291/INF/3/Rev.1

 List of participants

A/AC.291/7

Report of the First Session

Chair’s Documents

Schedule of future sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee12 October 2021
Letter of the Chair - Attachment

Provisional Agenda for the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee - 29 November 2021
Letter of the Chair - Attachment

List of organizations that applied to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee, as per operative paragraph 9 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 - 6 and 13 December 2021
Letter of the Chair - Attachment 1 - Attachment 2

Note on modalities for participation of multi-stakeholders14 December 2021
Note of the Chair

Deadline Extension - Organizations that applied to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee, as per operative paragraph 9 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 – 22 December 2021
Letter of the Chair

Revised List of Organizations that applied to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee, as per operative paragraph 9 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 - 5 January 2022
Letter of the Chair - Attachment

Submissions from Member States related to the first session of the ad hoc committee

Australia (29 October 2021) (E)

Brazil (29 October 2021) (E)

Canada (1 November 2021) (E)

Chile (5 November 2021) (E)

China (5 November 2021) (C - E)

Cuba (10 December 2021) (E)

Colombia (5 November 2021) (S)

Dominican Republic (5 November 2021) (E - S)

Egypt (28 October 2021) (A)

European Union and its Member States (2 November 2021) (E)

India (10 December 2021) (E)

Indonesia (28 October 2021) (E)

Jamaica (29 October 2021) (E)

Japan (29 October 2021) (E)

Jordan (28 October 2021) (A)

Kuwait (17 September 2021) (A)

Liechtenstein (28 October 2021) (E)

Mexico (21 October 2021) (E - S)

New Zealand (29 October 2021) (E)

Nigeria (5 November 2021) (E)

Norway (3 November 2021) (E)

Oman (18 October 2021) (A)

Panama (28 October 2021) (S)

Russian Federation (27 July 2021) (E - F - R - S)

South Africa (5 January 2021) (E)

Switzerland (28 October 2021) (E)

Turkey (4 November 2021) (E)

United Kingdom (28 October 2021) (E)

United States (28 October 2021) (A - C - E - F - R - S)

Submissions from intergovernmental organizations

Interpol (8 November 2021) (E)

OHCHR (17 January 2022) (E)

Submissions from non-governmental organizations that are in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

ACEH (24 January 2022) (E)