Open-ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security


Through resolution 73/27, the General Assembly established an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG), in which all UN Member States are invited to participate. The Group convened for the first time in 2019 and will report back to the General Assembly during its 75th session. The OEWG process also provides the possibility of holding intersessional consultative meetings with industry, non-governmental organizations and academia.

Ambassador Jürg Lauber of Switzerland was elected by acclamation to Chair the Open-ended Working Group.