Over the past decade, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have developed a unique perspective on international cooperation in cyberspace aimed at preventing conflicts, building confidence, and promoting peaceful uses and growth. As such, this approach constitutes an important element in the discussion on cyber stability across the Americas and complements other approaches which tend to stress the importance of deterrence and defence in cyberspace.
The mulitstakeholder dialogue brought together diplomats, researchers and representatives of the civil society and private sector to critically address the narratives about responsible state behaviour in cyberspace – both at the regional and global levels – and identify elements of the unique contribution that the Americas can make to shaping cyber diplomacy and further advancing those views through the UN processes.
The conference also provided an opportunity for an informal exchange with participants from other regions, notably the European Union and ASEAN.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, EU Cyber Direct - EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative, the Organization of American States, and Academia Mexicana de Ciberseguridad y Derecho Digital.