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UN cyber norms

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in collaboration with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has made available this collection of downloadable cyber norms resources.

The resources support the global community’s efforts to raise awareness and implement the agreed United Nations’ (UN) cyber norms. Together with international law, the 11 UN norms of responsible state behaviour, detail how countries should and should not behave in cyberspace. All countries endorsed the norms at the UN in 2015.

The resources are intended for use by governments, academia, civil society and industry in their outreach and engagement efforts. The materials are easily downloadable from this page, available for free, to use in publications, presentations, education and training.

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Cyber norms resources are available on the downloads page


The "The UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace" report can be viewed and downloaded here.


The materials were prepared as part of a joint DFAT and FCDO cyber capacity building project delivered by the ASPI. The project supports members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to implement the UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.

The norms were endorsed by all countries in UN General Assembly Resolution 70/237 as part of the UN Framework of Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace. In 2018, ASEAN members reached a landmark decision when all 10 states subscribed in-principle to the UN norms of responsible state behaviour (link) and agreed to focus on regional capacity building on implementing these norms. The project activities also complement ongoing multilateral discussions, including those in the UN Open-ended Working Group (OEWG), the UN Group of Government Experts (GGE), and those between ASEAN states and the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Updated: 18 Mar 2022