Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host tomorrow the first U.N. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) forum on embracing the metaverse, aimed at stimulating global dialogue, providing a global platform that explores challenges and promising opportunities, strengthening its standards and organization, and creating a safe and prosperous environment for its services.

The three-day forum was organized by the National Cybersecurity Authority, the Communications, Space and Technology Commission, and the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE), in partnership with the ITU, which is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

From March 7 to 9, the forum will hold several dialogue sessions in which local and international specialists address the importance of adopting, enabling, and regulating metaverse services and applications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They also will discuss interoperability of metaverse and the future of cybersecurity in protecting its various applications and services.