Seoul: ICRC discusses cybersecurity cooperation at Jeju Forum

Seoul: ICRC discusses cybersecurity cooperation at Jeju Forum

Article 03 December 2020 Republic of Korea

On 6-7 November 2020, the ICRC mission in Seoul attended and participated in the 15th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity (“Jeju Forum”) on “Reinventing Multilateral Cooperation: Pandemic and Humane Security”.

Charles Sabga, ICRC head of mission in Seoul, participates in a panel discussion.

The ICRC, represented by head of mission Charles Sabga and legal adviser Jun-Ki Lee, delivered the keynote address and closing remarks at a side event on international cybersecurity cooperation in the north-east Asian region, which was coordinated by the RoK MFA and the Cyber Law Centre, Korea University.

The ICRC’s statement focused on applicability of and respect for international humanitarian law when it comes to cyber operations in armed conflict.

To watch the panel discussion, click on this YouTube video.

The Jeju Forum is a regional multilateral dialogue platform on the issues of sustainable peace and common prosperity in East Asia. The event featured the convening of global leaders, diplomats, scholars, heads of international organizations and civil society – in a hybrid in-person and virtual format – to discuss how to reinvent multilateral cooperation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notably, RoK President Moon Jae-In delivered a keynote speech over teleconferencing and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and former US President Bill Clinton delivered congratulatory remarks.