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About UNIDIR

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research is a voluntarily funded autonomous institute within the United Nations. An impartial actor, the Institute generates ideas and promotes action on disarmament and security. Based in Geneva, UNIDIR is centrally positioned to assist the international community in developing the practical, innovative thinking needed to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

UNIDIR brings together states, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia so that we may work together—internationally, regionally and locally—to build and implement creative solutions that will benefit all states and peoples.


About the Portal

The UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal is an online reference tool that maps the cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related policy landscape. Through concise and comprehensive profiles, it provides a rigorous, accessible and up-to-date overview of the cyber capacity of UN Member States and a select group of intergovernmental organizations. The tool draws from diverse open-source material to bring together critical information in an interactive and systematized format. It also provides a feedback mechanism to ensure the veracity of information and allow accurate and timely updates.

By offering the means with which to navigate the complex cyber policy arena, the UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal aims to enhance informed participation in key policy processes by all relevant stakeholders, increasing opportunities for information sharing, capacity-building, and trust and cooperation in cyberspace. 

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities.
In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Government of Germany.