ANNOUNCEMENT: The sixth session of the expert group had to be postponed to 27 – 29 July 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Original dates: 6-8 April 2020)
In accordance with resolution 65/230 entitled "Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice", endorsing the Salvador Declaration, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) established an open-ended intergovernmental expert group, to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime and responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector, including the exchange of information on national legislation, best practices, technical assistance and international cooperation, with a view to examining options to strengthen existing and to propose new national and international legal or other responses to cybercrime.
The first meeting of the open-ended intergovernmental expert group to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime was held from 17 to 21 January 2011. The second meeting of the expert group was held from 25 to 28 February 2013, the third meeting of the expert group took place from 10 to 13 April 2017, the fourth meeting took place from 3 to 5 April 2018 and the fifth meeting took place from 27-29 March 2019.
At its fourth meeting, the expert group adopted the workplan of the expert group for the period 2018-2021. In accordance with the workplan, in 2020, the EGM will discuss international cooperation and prevention. Moreover, no later than 2021, the expert group will hold a stocktaking meeting to discuss the preliminary conclusions and recommendations emanating from the work done by the EGM in period 2018-2020 and its future work.
The sixth meeting of the expert group will take place from 27-29 July 2020 in Vienna, Austria.
The parts of the Draft Report of the expert group will be gradually uploaded to below links once they become available in all languages:
Participants Guide to Interprefy meetings (Speaking and Listening function)
Participants Guide to Interprefy meetings (Listening Function)
Proposed organization of work for the 6th session as shared with the extended Bureau on 13 July 2020 and circulated by Special Message to Member States on 14 July 2020
Annotated Provisional Agenda
List of Participants
Report on the meeting of the Expert Group to Conduct a Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime held in Vienna from 27 to 29 July 2020
Comments from Member States received in accordance with the workplan for the period 2018-2021. Reproduced as received.
Status: 1 June 2020
Note: The comments submitted within the original deadline of Thursday, 12 March 2020 (prior to the postponement of the session caused by the outbreak of COVID-19) have been combined in the above document, with the additional comments received within the extended deadline of 1 June 2020.
Other comments from Member States in accordance with the workplan for the period 2018-2021 received after the extended deadline of 1 June 2020. Reproduced as received
Comments from Observers received in accordance with the workplan for the period 2018-2021 after the extended deadline of 1 June 2020. Reproduced as received.
Gathering and sharing electronic evidence. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat for the sixth session of the Working
Group on International Cooperation (27-28 October 2015)
Report on the meetings of the Working Group on International Cooperation and the Working Group of Government Experts on
Technical Assistance held in Vienna from 9 to 13 October 2017
Note by the Secretariat on the discussion guide for the thematic discussion, Guide for the thematic discussion on criminal justice responses to prevent and counter cybercrime in all its forms, including through the strengthening of cooperation at the national and international levels
Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Background paper on the Workshop on "Current crime trends, recent developments and emerging solutions, in particular new technologies as means for and tools against crime" (workshop d)
Statements reproduced as received
Statements on Agenda Item 2 (International Cooperation)
Statements on Agenda Item 3 (Prevention)
Mr. Terlumun George-Maria Tyendezwa
Ms. Gangqiang Zhang
(People's Republic of China)
Pol. col. Amornchai Leelakajonjit
Mr. Markko Künnapu
Mr. Vadim Sushchik
Lic. Pedro Janices
Mr. Stephen McGlynn
Transforming International Cooperation
Building Cyberspace Community with a Shared Future. Promoting Cooperation against Cybercrime
International Police Co-operation on Cybercrime: The Experience of the Russian Ministry of Interior
International Cooperation: Delivering Operational and Legislative Results
Mr. Pedro Destino
Ms. Benjaporn Watcharavutthichai
Dr. Horacio Azzolin
Ing. Claudio Peguero Castillo
Mr. Pedro Verdelho
Dr. Liyun Han
Challenges for Cybercrime Prevention
Cybercrime: Prevention Measures
Prevention of Cybercrime
Cybercrime Prevention from the Perspective of Anti-cyber-attack Technology - the Thinking and Practice of the Enterprise