In paragraph 2 of 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. Furthermore, in 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 resolution 75/282 and the road map and mode of work for the Ad Hoc Committee, annexed to the report of the first session of the Ad Hoc Committee, and paragraph 4 of the “Modalities of the participation of multi-stakeholders in the Ad Hoc Committee”, annexed to the report of the Ad Hoc Committee’s session on organizational matters, the fifth intersessional consultation will be held on 20 and 21 June 2023 in Vienna, Austria.
You can find more information about the participation of multi-stakeholders in the sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee here.
The meetings of the fifth intersessional consultation will be held in English only from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m., CEST Vienna local time.
The meetings of the fifth intersessional consultation will be held in a hybrid format by which the delegations could participate in the meeting in person, through MS Teams, or by both means.
The meeting will be available live and on demand on the UN Web TV website and also on this page.
Access to the meeting
The fifth intersessional consultation will be held in Boardroom D, C-Building, 4th floor of the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The link for participants joining remotely will be shared with registered participants shortly before the event.
The registration of delegates for the meeting will be held on the self-registration platform Indico. The registration process will be open until from Monday, 22 May until Monday, 19 June 2023 6 p.m., New York time.
Participants may collect their conference badge at the Pass Office at Gate 1 of the Vienna International Center by presenting a valid photo ID from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both meeting days. Those delegates with a valid Permanent Mission grounds pass may use it to enter the premises.
If requested by a Permanent Mission, the secretariat may issue a visa support note verbale to Member State delegates. Permanent Missions are asked to contact the secretariat with an official note verbale at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than three weeks before the date of arrival.
When requesting the note verbale for meeting participants kindly provide the following:
COVID-19 Guidance at the VIC.
General/usual hygiene measures will apply at the meeting. Delegates are kindly requested not to attend the meeting if they feel unwell and get tested. Requirements for free movement apply in Austria in case of illness until June 30 2023, for more information please consult the website of the Vienna Tourist Board.