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Signature Event of Estonia’s UNSC Presidency: Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building

As part of its presidency of the UN Security Council, Estonia is organising a virtual meeting on Friday, 22 May at 10am (EDT) focused on stability in cyberspace, cyber norms and international law.

For the Security Council to uphold international peace and security in a comprehensive way, it must be up to date with emerging threats. The COVID-19 health crisis is further accelerating the digital transformation of states. At the same time, cyberattacks on hospitals and other medical institutions as well as different forms of online cybercrime have increased since the start of the crisis.

The event allows for participation from all UN member states, permanent observers and non-governmental organisations. The meeting is co-organised with current Security Council members – Belgium, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia – as well as Kenya.

Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas will make the opening statement. The meeting is chaired by Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu from Tallinn and Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN Sven Jürgenson from New York.



  • Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament
  • James Lewis, Director for Technology Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • David Koh, Chief Executive of the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore


The event is powered by Hybridity, a safe virtual event platform developed in Estonia. More information:


Speaking order for Arria-Formula Meeting: Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building


The debate will be chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Reinsalu (188.25 KB, PDF) and Permanent Representative H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson.



1. Belgium, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mrs. Karen Van Vlierberge (524.05 KB, PDF)
2. Dominican Republic, Ambassador, Special Envoy to the Security Council, H.E. Mr. José Singer Weisinger (90.67 KB, PDF) 
3. Indonesia, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani (566.36 KB, PDF)
4. Kenya, EBS, CEO, Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA), Dr. Katherine Getao

Security Council Members


1. United States of America, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Cherith Norman Chalet 
2. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Halimah Amirah Faridah DeShong (572.16 KB, PDF)
3. United Kingdom, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. James Paul Roscoe (419.23 KB, PDF)
4. South Africa, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Xolisa Mabhongo  
5. China, Counsellor, Mr. Wu Jianjian
6. Niger, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Aougui Niandou  (196.97 KB, PDF)
7. Germany, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz
8. Viet Nam, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Dang Dinh Quy  (299.65 KB, PDF)
9. France, Deputy Permanent Representative, Ms. Anne Gueguen 
10. Tunisia, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr Tarek Ladeb 

Other UN Member States

1. Latvia, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs  (257.99 KB, PDF) 
2. Lithuania, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Linas Linkevičius 
3. Ukraine, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Dmytro Kuleba
4. Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway), Permanent Representative of Norway, H.E. Ms. Mona Juul
5. European Union, Director for the Security Policy and Conflict Prevention and Crisis Response, Mr. Pawel Herczynski (283.18 KB, PDF)
6. Australia, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, H.E. Dr. Tobias Feakin (221.28 KB, PDF)
7. Japan, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Takeshi Akahori (92.12 KB, PDF)
8. Ecuador, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga (415.17 KB, PDF)
9. Netherlands, Ambassador-at-Large of Security Policy and Cyber, H.E. Mr. Timo Koster (543.14 KB, PDF)
10. Poland, Ambassador for Cyber and Tech Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Tadeusz Chomicki (956.22 KB, PDF)
11. Slovakia, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Michal Mlynár (84.09 KB, PDF)   
12. Egypt, Permanent Representative,  H.E. Mr. Mohamed Edrees (1001.93 KB, PDF)
13. Morocco, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale   
14. Liechtenstein, Deputy Permanent Representative H.E. Mr. Georg Sparber (166.12 KB, PDF)
15. Switzerland, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Dominique Michel Favre (244.5 KB, PDF)
16. Mexico, Mr. Eduardo Alcibiades Sanchez Kiesslich, International Security Affairs Expert (114.33 KB, PDF)
17. Guatemala, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Luis Antonio Lam Padilla
18. United Arab Emirates, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Amiera Al Hefeiti (188.59 KB, PDF)
19. Czech Republic, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Marie Chatardová (244.5 KB, PDF)
20. Turkey, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Bilge Koçyiğit Grba (208.59 KB, PDF)
21. Bangladesh, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima
22. Kazakhstan, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Kairat Umarov (287.33 KB, PDF)
23. Ireland, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason (531.91 KB, PDF)
24. Austria, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Jan Kickert
25. Romania, Permanent Representative, H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga (294.01 KB, PDF)
26. Georgia, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Kaha Imnadze (122.36 KB, PDF)
27. Eritrea, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam
28. Bulgaria, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Georgi Panayotov (416.13 KB, PDF)
29. Qatar, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (131.67 KB, PDF)
30. Republic of Korea, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Park Chull-Joo  (548.38 KB, PDF)
31. Spain, Deputy Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. María Bassols Delgado
32. New Zealand, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Craig John Hawke (398.04 KB, PDF)
33. Hungary, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms. Katalin Annamária Bogyay (225.08 KB, PDF)
34. Uzbekistan, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Bakhtiyor Ibragimov
35. Ethiopia, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Taye Atske-Selassie  Amde
36. Chile, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Milenko Esteban Skoknic Tapia
37. Canada, Cyber Coordinator, Mr. Michael Walma (628.56 KB, PDF)
38. Brazil, Permanent Representative, H.E. Mr. Ronaldo Costa Filho (94.52 KB, PDF)
39. Italy, First Counselor, Mr. Maurizio Antonini  (217.65 KB, PDF)

40. Argentina, written contribution (520.12 KB, PDF)

Representatives of international organizations


40. International Committee of the Red Cross, Head of Delegation for the ICRC in NYC, Ms. Laetitia Courtois
41. INTERPOL, Director of Cybercrime, Mr. Craig Jones (265.44 KB, PDF)

Last updated: 29 June 2020

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