Position Paper

Terrorism has an extraordinary effect on communication and rejoinder in addition to consequences for politics and the society. The internet, on the other hand, became the virtual arena in which billions of connections are set every day across geographical borders where knowledge of every kind is shared. And so, our world as we know it is being redesigned at an unprecedented speed. Thus, the Republic of Italy believes that the security and prosperity of any country in this digital age is directly dependent on the protection of the ICT networks that are hosting the ongoing growth of wealth of data and connections.

The digital arena is not a space outside of the law. Hence, it is the international community’s duty to guarantee the safety of this domain; ensuring the maintenance of the democratic principles and sovereignty that each country upholds within its borders. The ever-increasing reliance of modern societies on cyberspace is directly proportional to the harm it caused. As it now became a tool for many terrorist organizations to plague their beliefs across nations. Not only this, but the information system plays a vital role in the prevention, detection, and mitigation of radical attacks. The Italian presidency of the council of ministries has established a “National Strategic Framework for Cyberspace Security”. A document that reveals strategies in combat of cyber threat; It enumerates the principal threats such as cyberterrorism and crime. It also aims to accumulate the strategies attained for the development of the state. 

In the UN sphere, the Security Council has passed resolutions such as Resolution 1373; which creates the basis to establish various Member state obligations, such as: “the signing and ratification to the 12 UN conventions to combat terrorism, international police and judicial cooperation, the battle against the flow of capital that gases terrorist organizations, the expansion of technical support programmes aiming to strengthen the operational capacities of member states in this zone.” The critical infrastructure that countries indorse on information system interprets a double role. Accordingly, the United Nations understood this. Henceforth, Italy is working alongside the UN in its efforts to increase the security systems to assure worldwide peace, and stability to the international community. The global information system could act as a tool for governments and private bodies to detect open source data and analyze a variety of trends and patterns to help forecast areas of high risk and vulnerabilities. 

Although a universal suitable solution to end terrorism remains elusive due to the differences between government agencies, organisations and bodies and what suits their purpose, role and bias, Italy hopes for a brighter forthcoming, holding a stern belief that there certainly is possible and practical solutions for such dilemma. Italy calls first world and developed nations to cooperate with countries which are in direct combat against terrorism in order to tackle this issue from where it sprouted.