In operative paragraph 2 the resolution 74/247, the General Assembly decided to establish the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes.
In operative paragraph 10 of resolution 75/282, the General Assembly further decided to encourage the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to host intersessional consultations to solicit inputs from a diverse range of stakeholders on the elaboration of the draft convention.
. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282, and the Road map and mode of work for the Ad Hoc Committee approved by the Committee at its first session held on 28 February to 11 March 2022, the organization is invited to participate in the first intersessional consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, on 24 and 25 March 2022.
The meetings will be held in English only from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Vienna local time, in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual components.
In person participation will be in Boardroom D of the Vienna International Centre (VIC). In accordance with the ongoing COVID-19 mitigation measures currently applying at the VIC, Boardroom D has the capacity to accommodate 83 seats at the desk and 90 additional seats, which will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of two persons per organization allowed in the room at all times. While only two persons from each organization can be present in the mentioned meeting room at any given time, the delegation can consist of more than two persons if they wish to alternate their presence at the meeting.
Reference: CU 2022/87(D)/DTA/OCB/CSS
Members of the Institute are kindly reminded of the possibility of submitting writtencontributions on the elaboration of the new convention prior to any given intersessional consultation, as per paragraph 10 of the “Road map and mode of work for the Ad Hoc Committee”, approved by the Ad Hoc Committee in its first session, and paragraph 3(c) of the “Modalities of the participation of multi-stakeholders in the Ad Hoc Committee”, annexed to the report of the Ad Hoc Committee’ssession on organizational matters. Written contributions, which should focus on the items to be examined by the Ad Hoc Committee at its second session, that is, on criminalization, general provisions and procedural measures and law enforcement should be sent in Word format. The submissions will be uploaded to the website of the Committee to inform the discussion during the process of elaboration of the convention.