Threats and Opportunities

CCSI, with interested states, has initiated a broad consultation to explore whether global norms for the role of digital technologies could be established to enhance international peace and security and whether sanctions on norm-breakers could be instituted.

The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and CCSI convened a first meeting in February 2016 under the heading “UN Sanctions and Digital Technologies: Threats and Opportunities”. A Concept Note outlines the objectives of this initial discussion that included:
– The Opening Remarks by H.E. Dr. Marja Lehto, Senior Expert, Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Digital technologies and international terrorism – Remarks by H.E. Mr. Gerard van Bohemen, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Chair of the ISIL and Al Qaida and the 1988 (Taliban) Sanctions Committees
Circumventing Sanctions – an Overview of Technological Threats – Remarks by Enrico Carisch, CCSI