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The Quest for Cyber Peace

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This publication aims to promote the concept of global cyber peace by examining how ICTs underpin everyday life; evaluating current cyberthreats and trends; analysing the impacts of cybercrime and cyber conflict; assessing the validity of current legal frameworks; defining the concept of cyber peace, and establishing it as an overriding guiding principle for peaceful behaviour in cyberspace; and charting a path forward.

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ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda

ITU provides a unique global forum for discussing cybersecurity. The agency has played a major role in telecommunications, information security and standards setting in different capacities since its founding in 1865, nearly 145 years ago. ITU understands that the scale and nature of the cybersecurity challenge require coordinated multi-stakeholder action and it is working towards that goal accordingly. In particular, ITU is currently promoting cybersecurity through a range of activities related to standardization and technical assistance to developing countries tailored to their specific needs. In recognition of its long-standing experience, capacity and expertise, world leaders and governments appointed ITU as the sole facilitator of the WSIS Action Line C5, “Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs.” Thus, heads of states and other global leaders participating in WSIS, as well as ITU Member States, entrusted ITU to lead the way by taking concrete steps towards curbing the threats and insecurities related to the Information Society. ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 140 (Rev. Antalya 2006), addressing ITU’s role in implementing the WSIS outcomes, instructed the ITU Secretary-General to take all the necessary measures to fulfill ITU’s mandate.

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