In order to assist ITU’s Secretary-General in developing strategic proposals to Member States, he will seek the advice of the High-Level Experts Group on strategies in all five work areas or pillars.
The HLEG will comprise a group of high-level experts from governments, industry, relevant regional/international organizations, research institutes, academic institutions and individual experts from every part of the world appointed by the ITU Secretary-General.
The work of HLEG will be funded primarily through voluntary contributions (cash and in-kind) from its members and other donors.
Responsibilities of HLEG
- To further develop the Global Cybersecurity Agenda, by proposing
refinements to its main goals.
- To analyse current developments in cybersecurity, including both
threats and state-of-the-art solutions, anticipate emerging and
future challenges, identify strategic options, and formulate
proposals to the ITU Secretary-General.
- To meet the goals of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda.
- To provide guidance on possible long-term strategies and emerging
trends in cybersecurity.
Composition of HLEG: Members of the HLEG will be nominated by the ITU
Secretary-General, with due consideration to both geographical
diversity and expertise in the
five pillars or work areas of the
Global Cybersecurity Agenda. General features and
characteristics of HLEG include:
A global multi-stakeholder think-tank made up of high
level experts from governments, industry, international
organizations, research and academic institutions and
To ensure balance in the membership of HLEG, its members
will be nominated as follows:
- Member States: government representatives of countries from the five world regions
- Industry: manufacturers, operators, service providers, software developers, security and other information technology firms
- Regional and International organizations
- Academic and research institutions
- Individual experts