Ad hoc committee established by General Assembly resolution 74/247

On 26 May 2021, at its 71st plenary meeting, the General Assembly adopted resolution 75/282, entitled “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes."

 

The organizational session of the Ad Hoc Committee was held in New York, on 10-12 May 2021

Results of the elections of the Ad Hoc Committee

At the first meeting of its organizational session, held on 10 May 2021, the Ad Hoc Committee elected the following officers:

Position

Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Rapporteur

Group and Country

African Group: Algeria

African Group: Egypt

African Group: Nigeria

Asia-Pacific Group: China

Asia-Pacific Group: Japan

Eastern-European Group: Estonia

Eastern-European Group: Poland

Eastern-European Group: Russian Federation

GRULAC: Dominican Republic

GRULAC: Nicaragua

GRULAC: Suriname

WEOG: Australia

WEOG: Portugal

WEOG: United States

Asia Pacific Group: Indonesia

Name

H.E. Ms. Faouzia BOUMAIZA MEBARKI

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Hamdy ELMOLLA

Mr. Terlumun George-Maria TYENDEZWA

Mr. WU Haiwen

Mr. Chitaru SHIMIZU

Mr. Markko KÜNNAPU

H.E. Ms. Dominika KROIS

Mr. Dmitry BUKIN

Mr. Claudio PEGUERO CASTILLO

Mrs. Sabra Amari MURILLO CENTENO

H.E. Ms. Kitty SWEEB

Mr. Emil STOJANOVSKI

H.E. Mr. Antonio DE ALMEIDA RIBEIRO

Mr. James WALSH

Mr. Arsi Dwinugra FIRDAUSY

About the Ad hoc committee established by GA resolution 74/247

Through its resolution 74/247, adopted on 27 December 2019, the General Assembly, inter alia, took note of Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice resolution 26/4 of 26 May 2017, in which the Commission expressed appreciation for the work done by the Expert Group to Conduct a Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime and requested the Expert Group to continue its work, with a view to examining options to strengthen existing responses and propose new national and international legal or other responses to cybercrime, and in this regard reaffirmed the role of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

In the same resolution, the General Assembly decided to establish an open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental committee of experts, representative of all regions, to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, taking into full consideration existing international instruments and efforts at the national, regional and international levels on combating the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, in particular the work and outcomes of the open-ended intergovernmental Expert Group to Conduct a Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime

The General Assembly also decided that the ad hoc committee shall convene a three-day organizational session in August 2020, in New York, in order to agree on an outline and modalities for its further activities, to be submitted to the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session for its consideration and approval.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly decided through its decision 74/567 of 14 August 2020 to postpone the organizational session of ad hoc committee to a date as early as conditions permit but not later than 1 March 2021.

UNODC, through the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, will serve as Secretariat for the ad hoc committee and is supporting Member States in preparation for its three-day organizational session.

Inquiries can be sent to CybercrimeAHC@un.org

Meeting documentation

Topic

Provisional agenda

Final List of Participants

Proposed outline and modalities for the further activities of the open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental committee to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat.

Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. Draft resolution by the United States

Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. Draft resolution by the Russian Federation

Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes. Revised draft resolution by the Russian Federation

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Other relevant documentation

Topic

General Assembly resolution 74/247

Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes. Draft decision submitted by the President of the General Assembly* an adopted with new symbol GA decision 74/567

Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly

Proposed Outline and Modalities for the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime. Conference room paper submitted by Australia, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, status date 4 December 2020

Consensus Decision-making in the implementation of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 74/247 – Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes. Conference room paper submitted by Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, the European Union and its Member States, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, status date 7 July 2020

Organization of work of the organizational session. Note by the Secretariat

Follow-up information in relation to the cybercrime ad hoc committee organizational session, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/247. Status: 12 May 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 74/247

Summary of information provided by the DTA Director, UNODC, at the informal meeting on 10 July 2020

Rolling text of the draft provisional agenda for the organizational session (Status: 17 July 2020)

Rolling text of the draft provisional agenda for the organizational session (Status: 22 July 2020)

Rolling text of a draft decision discussed at the informal meeting on 30 July 2020

Draft decision (Status: 5 August 2020)

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Status date: 27 May 2020, Status date: 24 June 2020 and Status date: 8 April 2021

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