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.
A Note on Methodology
The data in the UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal is compiled from publicly available online sources, which are cited and linked directly. Every effort was made to trace information back to official documentation disseminated by the State or intergovernmental organization. Where this was not possible, data was confirmed through multiple secondary sources. The designation of relevant information to include, and categorization of said information, was based on the analysis conducted by project staff. Further elaboration can be found in the online glossary.
Any English language translation is provided for information only and confers no rights nor imposes any obligations on anyone. Only the official publication of data in its original language, as promulgated by the proper government or official authority, should be considered authentic.
If there are translation errors, mistakes in designation, or outdated or missing information, your feedback is most certainly welcome.
The map on UNIDIR's Cyber Policy Portal is based on documents provided by the United Nations Geospatial Information Section. More information at: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm.