Joint Statement on Cyber Security

Jun 20, 2024 | News and Media

On June 20, Greece joined the Republic of Korea and other 61 United Nations member states and the European Union Delegation in a Joint Statement on the use of Information and Communications Technology. The statement was delivered in the context of International Peace and Security, following a meeting within the Security Council, attended by representatives by 70 UN member-states and in the presence of UN’s Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres.

“We express our deep concern over malicious cyber activities targeting critical infrastructure as they can cause cascading effects across borders and sectors including the healthcare, maritime, aviation, space, energy, and financial sectors”, the statement reads.

Addressing the discussion which preceded the Joint statement, the Greek Mission emphasized that cyberspace may be a new domain but subject to well established rules, meaning that the International Law and the Charter of the United Nations are applicable to maintaining peace when malicious cyber-attacks attempt to undermine it. Greece also underlined the high level of participation of women in the sessions of UN General Assembly -based fora and in particular, in the Open-ended Working Group “Security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021-2025”.