UNODA and Cybersecurity Tech Accord host the ‘App 4 Digital Peace Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony’

September 3rd, 2020

The High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, will join leaders from the technology industry, media, and foreign policy community, as well as young innovators, on Monday 21st September for the Apps 4 Digital Peace Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony.

The Apps 4 Digital Peace Competition is a joint initiative by the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the UN Office of the Envoy on Youth and Cybersecurity Tech AccordThe goal of the competition, launched in January and open to young innovators between 16 and 32 years old, has been to stimulate original thinking on ways to promote an open, secure, stable, and accessible cyberspace for all.

At the ceremony, the finalists will present their ideas on innovative technological solutions that could help address existing and potential cyber threats, ensure respect for international law in cyberspace, promote adherence to voluntary cyber norms, and support confidence and capacity-building. The distinguished panel of judges will announce the top three winners, who will be rewarded with cash prizes and networking opportunities to help turn their ideas into reality.

Our guest speakers

  • Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
  • Jeremy Gilley, Founder Peace One Day
  • Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament, and member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

Our judges

  • Alex Stamos, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory and former Facebook CISO
  • Damir “Gaus” Rajnovic, Cybersecurity Manager of Panasonic
  • Kim Zetter, award-winning journalist covering cybersecurity and national security issues
  • Liis Vihul, CEO, Cyberlaw international
  • Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Youth Envoy
  • Richard Marko, CEO of ESET

To join the virtual ceremony, please register 👉 here.

On 21 September, the event will be available at this link.