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Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019  

Autonomous weapons systems (AWS) raise fundamental ethical concerns. Especially the direct targeting of human beings has been widely criticized as inhumane and an affront to human dignity. On the occasion of the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) which takes  place in Geneva this week, our most recent policy note: identifies a range of concerns raised by the targeting of people through AWS argues for a prohibition on... Read more

Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019

Global call for bold action on the environment, peace and security

November 6, 2019

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement to UN General Assembly

October 25, 2019

Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in the context of disarmament

October 21, 2019

Nadak Aziz and Kharim Ali, a village elder an a young boy pose for a portrait near the Qayyarah oil fires. October 25th, 2016. Joey L./Oxfam

Global call for bold action on the environment, peace and security

November 6, 2019  

To mark the UN’s International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, Article 36 joins a group of 102 civil society organizations and independent experts from over 30 countries in calling on the international community to take bold actions before, during and after armed conflicts to protect people and ecosystems. Environmental degradation threatens peace and security while conflicts can have a devastating impact on ecosystems, human health and livelihoods.... Read more

Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019

Global call for bold action on the environment, peace and security

November 6, 2019

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement to UN General Assembly

October 25, 2019

Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in the context of disarmament

October 21, 2019

Ireland delivering joint statement (Article 36)

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint state...

October 25, 2019  

On 24 October at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee in New York, seventy-one countries joined a statement led by Ireland encouraging all states to participate in international efforts to address the impacts of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas on civilians – including through working towards an international political declaration in 2020 that could make commitments on this issue. Following widespread support at the recent Vienna Conference on Protecting Civilians in Urban... Read more

Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019

Global call for bold action on the environment, peace and security

November 6, 2019

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement to UN General Assembly

October 25, 2019

Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in the context of disarmament

October 21, 2019

Original photo: Michael Christopher Brown. Design: bb-studio.co.uk

Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technolog...

October 21, 2019  

In his Agenda for Disarmament: Securing our Common Future, presented in 2018, the UN Secretary-General underlined the ‘need to establish a clear and credible vision for sustainable security’. He stressed that our concept of security must ensure the protection of the State, as well as human populations and support multilateral security institutions, based on the rule of law and international norms. Our conception of disarmament, he argued, must evolve accordingly: in order to realise an... Read more

Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohibited

November 13, 2019

Global call for bold action on the environment, peace and security

November 6, 2019

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement to UN General Assembly

October 25, 2019

Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in the context of disarmament

October 21, 2019

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