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  1. Sep 2021
    1. The silencing of guns therefore goes beyond addressing conventional warfare but also in addressing new emerging threats of our century which includes challenges of extremism and international terrorism cyber crime asymmetric warfare prorification of non-conventional weapons and organized crime as an international community we need to continue to work towards or to work together to address the root cause of these global threat through various national regional and global mechanisms
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    1. But on the other hand, the world has felt the effects of the misuse of cyberspace, including breaching private domains of individuals and international piracy and the serious threat it poses to the security and stability of the international community. From this standpoint, we reiterate the call for the United Nations to lead the process of unifying the efforts to prevent the misuse of the scientific progress in cybersecurity and regularize these vital aspects according to the rules of international law.

      on the misuse of cyberspace; UN to lead the efforts to prevent the misuse of cyberspace

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    1. Cyber securityis perhaps one of our fastest growing concerns. Trendsappear to indicatean increasingdiversification ofmalicious efforts, perhapsstate-sponsoredones being the most worrisome. Particularly upsetting incidents involvecyber-attacks targetingour critical health infrastructures,alreadyexhausted in the struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    1. Third, technological developmentsand digitalisation offer solutions to many of the challenges we collectively face. In Switzerland,there is close cooperationwith universitiesand the private sector to findinnovative technological approaches for developmentand poverty reduction projects. Yet there are risksinvolved.The virtual world is not a lawless zone. Inthe GeneralAssembly, Switzerland works to promoteresponsible state behaviour and the application of international law in cyberspace. It also participates in efforts to combat cybercrime. Geneva plays a role as a global centre for digital policy and networking forthe actors involved.

      Switzerland participates in the UN efforts on cyberconflict and cybercrime; Geneva as a hub for digital policy

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