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​​​An integral and challenging component of any national Cybersecurity strategy is the adoption of regionally and internationally harmonized, appropriate legislations against the misuse of ICTs for criminal or other mischievous purposes.

In order to help countries tackle the issues relating to Cybersecurity, ITU can provide support individually designed to meet the requirements of the requesting Country. Starting with an effective assessment of the current status of capacities and legislation as well as the countries demands, ITU will provide a tailored roadmap.

Equipped with strong mandates, ITU for many years provides countries with customized capacity building through its policies, strategies and Legislation when it comes to Cybersecurity. Over the years more than 80 countries from all continents have benefited from such support. Just within one of the many ITU projects ‘ITU/EU co-funded project for ACP countries’ ITU provided support to three regions with more than 50 beneficiary countries. 


​Since May 2011, ITU and UNODC​ have collaborated globally to assist Member States in mitigating the risks posed by cybercrime with the objective of ensuring secure use of information and Communication Technologies.

​This MoU necessitated the expertise and resources for the establishment of legal measures and legislative frameworks at national level, within the principle of international cooperation for the benefit of all countries in the world.

Past Activities

ITU and the EU launched in December 2008 three projects to, amongst other, develop and promote harmonized policies and guidelines for the ICT sector as well as human and institutional capacity building in the field of ICT through training, education, and knowledge sharing measures. The three projects are the following:


The "Combatting Cybercrime: Tools and Capacity Building for Emerging Economies" toolkit, is a contribution to the global effort for a safe, secure and equitable internet. It focuses on building the human capacity of policy-makers, legislators, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, investigators and civil society on the various legal issues that comprise the fight against cybercrime. Though focusing on legal matters, Combatting Cybercrime recognizes that the challenge is much larger, and, accordingly, builds from the perspective that an effective response to ever-more sophisticated cybercrime requires a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, public-private approach.​ More...
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