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Ban Ki-moon: The General Assembly Will Have To Deal With Cyber Attacks

On Friday, outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave his final news conference.

During the press conference, Ban Ki-moon was asked about cyber attacks and what steps he would recommend that the United Nations, “take to galvanize member-state support for an effective U.N. convention containing rules and norms to regulate cyber warfare, akin to the Geneva Conventions.”

“I sincerely hope that the United Nations consult the department, and agencies will look into this matter very seriously and try to have international conventions so that we can prevent such kind of misuse of privileges of cyber technologies,” Ban Ki-moon responded. “This is my sincere hope, but as for the specific agents or departments, I think we will have to discuss this matter with the General Assembly.”