Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Advancing peace and security in cyberspace


Launch of the Commission at the 2017 Munich Security Conference

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (@theGCSC) will be launched

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Munich Security Conference 2016

The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders announced at the Munich

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The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Launched by two independent global think-tanks, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

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Mission Statement

We have reached the end of a twenty-five-year period of strategic stability and relative peace among major powers. Conflict between states will take new forms, and cyber-activities are likely to play a leading role in this newly volatile environment, thereby increasing the risk of undermining the peaceful use of cyberspace to facilitate the economic growth and the expansion of individual freedoms.

In order to counter these developments, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace will develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC will engage the full range of stakeholders to develop shared understandings, and its work will advance cyber stability by supporting information exchange and capacity building, basic research, and advocacy.


The Commission comprises 23 prominent independent Commissioners representing a wide range of geographic regions as well as government, industry, technical and civil society stakeholders with legitimacy to speak on different aspects of cyberspace.

Each week, a group of Commissioners will be announced up until the official launch of the GCSC at the Munich Security Conference on 18 February 2017.

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