Commonwealth Cyber Declaration 2018
Commonwealth countries have unanimously committed to take action on cybersecurity between now and 2020, following a joint declaration announcement at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018. The 53 leaders agreed to work closely together to evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity frameworks and response mechanisms.
The declaration is the world’s largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation. It followed an announcement by the UK government to pledge up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities and ‘tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors who pose a global threat to security, including in the UK’.