First session of the Ad Hoc Committee

New York, 17-28 January 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

In light of the impact of the coronavirus disease, in its decision A/76/L.33.rev.1 of 20 January 2022, the General Assembly decided:

1. To postpone the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee, scheduled to be held in New York from 17 to 28 January 2022;

2. That the Ad Hoc Committee shall convene at least six sessions of 10 days each, held no less than 11 weeks apart;

3. That the Ad Hoc Committee shall hold a one-day meeting in New York as soon as possible, preferably before 28 February 2022, for the purpose of addressing organizational matters;

4. That the Ad Hoc Committee shall hold its first negotiation session in New York no later than 18 April 2022, health conditions and space permitting;

5. That, if health conditions and space do not permit a meeting in New York by April 2022, the Ad Hoc Committee shall hold its first negotiation session in May 2022 and the sequencing of the meetings shall then be as follows: the first, third and fourth sessions in Vienna and the second, fifth and sixth sessions in New York, with a concluding session taking place in New York.

Once dates for the mentioned meetings are known, the schedule of meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee will be updated.

The dates of the first session of the ad hoc committee were approved by Member States via silence procedure on 9 July 2021.

Organization of work of the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee
Registration at the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee. Deadline: 16 January 2022, 6 p.m, New York time. 
Guide to Required set up for virtual meetings with interpretation
Call for applications to participate in the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes. Deadline: midnight on 1st December 2021, New York time.
Nominations for Vice-Chair
Schedule of pre-session informal consultations (to be held at UN Headquarters in New York)

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

Meeting Documentation

Document symbol

A/AC.291/3

 

A/AC.291/4

Topic

Provisional agenda

 

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

Available languages

A - C - E - F - R - S

 

C - E - F - R - S

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)