Institut de diplomatie publique is invited to participate in the second session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, which will be held at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, from 30 May to 10 June 2022, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/282 and its road map and mode of work adopted at its first session, held from 28 February to11 March 2022.
Modalities of the participation.
Representatives of multi-stakeholders may participate in the Ad Hoc Committee work, as observers, without the right to vote.
Such participation does not entail negotiation and drafting roles, which are exclusive prerogatives of Member States.
The participation of multi-stakeholders will consist of the following:
(a) Attending any open formal sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee;
(b) Depending on the availability of the time, they may make oral statements, at the end of discussions by Member States, on each substantive agenda item, Given the limited time available at the meetings, multi-stakeholders may consider selecting among themselves spokespersons, in a balanced and transparent way, taking into account equitable geographic representation, gender parity and diversity of participating multi-stakeholders;
(c) Submitting written materials. Such submissions should be limited to 2,000 words. The submissions will be posted, in their original language, on the website of the Ad Hoc Committee.
In the intersessional period, the Chair will organize consultations with the multi-stakeholders to take stock of their inputs. A report in English on these consultations will be published on the website of the Ad Hoc Committee; the translation into other UN official languages is subject to the availability of documentation entitlements allocated to the Committee.
Modalities of the participation,
Note by the Secretariat
The venue for in person participation for organizations is Conference Room M3, M-Building of the VIC, which will be connected to the Plenary Hall remotely. Representatives of organizations
who wish to take the floor are kindly requested to register with the secretariat in-advance.
Further information on how to register for the list of speakers will be made available on the website of the meeting in due time. In accordance with the ongoing COVID-19 mitigation measures currently applying at the VIC, Boardroom M3 has the capacity to accommodate 40 seats at desks, which will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis. While only one person from each organizationcan be present in the mentioned meeting room at any given time, the Organization can nominate more persons if they wish to alternate their presence in the meeting.
Online participation will be held on the Zoom platform.
The Organization is invited to request a maximum of two speaker links to participate online to ensure the optimal functioning of the platform.
No listener links will be provided, but the Organization is reminded that the meeting
will be webcast to the public in the six official languages of the United Nations, through the
website of the meeting.
The annotated provisional agenda for this meeting will be made available in due course in the six official languages of the United Nations on the meeting’s website here. Further relevant
information on the Ad Hoc Committee is available on the main webpage of the Ad Hoc