First intersessional consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee

Vienna, 24 and 25 March 2022

In operative paragraph 2 the resolution 74/247, the General Assembly decided to establish the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes. In operative paragraph 10 of resolution 75/282, the General Assembly further decided to encourage the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to host intersessional consultations to solicit inputs from a diverse range of stakeholders on the elaboration of the draft convention.

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282, the Ad Hoc Committee held its first intersessional consultation on 24 and 25 March 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

General information

Meeting times

The meetings of the first intersessional consultation were held in English from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m., Vienna time.

Format

The meetings of the first intersessional consultation were held in English only in a hybrid format by which the delegations had the choice to participate in the meeting in person (limited to a first come, first serve basis), through MS Teams, or by both means.

Access to the meeting

The first intersessional consultation was held in Boardroom D, C-Building, 4th floor of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).
The link for participants joining remotely was shared with registered participants shortly before the event.

Webcast

Please access the webcast via this LINK.

Registration

Organizations

The registration of organizations was done through the self-registration platform Indico. Further instructions were included in the invitation.

Member States, Holy See, State of Palestine, European Union

The registration for Member States and for the Holy See, State of Palestine and the European Union was done via a note verbale and a registration form by email to cybercrimeahc@un.org. Further instructions were included in the invitation.

Documents

Agenda of the First Intersessional Consultation

Timetable

List of Participants

A/AC.291/CRP.9  

Chair’s Report of the First Intersessional Consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee 

Panels at the First intersessional consultation

Criminalization

Article 19

Access Now

Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (FIBREE)

General Provisions

University for Peace

International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity

Procedural Measures and Law Enforcement

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

Privanova SAS

Microsoft Corporation

Asociația eLiberare

Statements and presentations are published as received from the panellists. 

Additional submissions from other multi-stakeholders

Submissions will be published as received.  

Call for panellists

The call for panellists is now closed.

The representatives of multi-stakeholders, as indicated in paragraphs 7 and 8, as well as multi-stakeholders, as approved by the Ad Hoc Committee on 24 February 2022 in line with paragraph 9 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 (full list in annex I here) are invited to the meeting and may serve as panellists in one of the three panels of the intersessional consultations: “Criminalization”, “General Provisions”, and “Procedural Measures and Law Enforcement”. Such panels will precede a discussion to which stakeholders, Member States and Observers will have the opportunity to contribute.

Representatives of the organizations that fall under one of the above-mentioned categories and wish to serve as panellists may send an e-mail to cybercrimeahc@un.org expressing their interest and with information on the name and title of the representative as well as the agenda item under which they wish to present, as soon as practical and at the latest by close of business on Monday, 21 March 2022. Requests will be taken into account based on geographical and gender balance, and further information will be provided to panellists in due course.