The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is an autonomous institution within the framework of the United Nations, established by the General Assembly for the purpose of undertaking independent research on disarmament and related problems, particularly international security issues.
The Institute assists the international community in finding and implementing solutions to disarmament and security challenges. It also tries to anticipate new security challenges and threats, and to elaborate possible methods to address them before they become critical.
Cybersecurity is one of UNIDIR's current areas of work. The Institute carries out policy-focused capacity-building initiatives at the national, regional and multilateral level, as well as relevant research and analysis on cybersecurity-related issues. Examples of such initiatives include: the International Security Cyber Issues Workshop Series, the Cyber Stability Conference Series, and the International Law and State Behaviour in Cyberspace Meeting Series.