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Wednesday, November 27 • 13:15 - 14:15
Advancing Cyberstability: Final Report of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

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Session Description
On 12 November 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum. The report represents the culmination of the Commission's work, offering a multistakeholder cyberstability framework, a set of four principles, six recommendations, and eight norms of responsible behaviour.

During this session, members of the Global Commission will present the elements of the cyberstability framework and place them in the context of ongoing global efforts to enhance international security in cyberspace. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the GCSC proposals. Input and feedback from groups like the IGF community represented the bedrock of interactions with the wider group of state and non-state experts and will form the basis of the advocacy of the report going forward.


Introduction to the GCSC and the Cyberstability Framework

Cyberstability Definition and Principles

Norms of Responsible Behaviour 


Way forward and Q&A 


  • Latha Reddy, GCSC Co-Chair and former Deputy National Security Advisory of India
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Director of Global Policy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus, University of Aarhus, former member on the ICANN Board of Directors, and former Special Ambassador of the NETMundial Initiative
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Christopher Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department

About the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Launched at the 2017 Munich Security Conference, the mission of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC’s composition mirrors the multistakeholder reality of cyberspace by bringing together 28 Commissioners and Chairs, and four Advisors from all regions and backgrounds. The Commission helps to promote mutual awareness and understanding among the various cyberspace communities working on issues related to international cybersecurity, in particular by finding ways to link dialogues on international security with the new communities created by cyberspace.

For an overview of the report, please see the Fact Sheet and for a copy of the report, visit Advancing Cyberstability. For more information please visit www.cyberstability.org and on our social media channels (@theGCSC). 

Session Organizers

Alexander Klimburg

Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:15 - 14:15 CET
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