Processes and Policy


Science, technology and weaponisation

Innovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.
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“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics leaders raise alarm about killer ro...

August 22, 2017  Comments are off
Still from a promotional video by Dibotics (

In an open letter published on 21 August, founders and CEOs of nearly 100 leading tech companies from 26 countries called on the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) to redouble its effort to prevent the threats posed by the development... Read more

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

June 8, 2017  Comments are off
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians (Beirut, June 8, 2017) – The expected battle involving Iraqi and US-led coalition forces against the Islamic State (ISIS) in west Mosul’s Old City poses a considerable threat to civilians and civilian objects,... Read more

Growing support for Safe Schools Declaration

April 10, 2017  Comments are off
Growing support for Safe Schools Declaration

Schools and universities continue to be the target of deliberate and inadvertent attacks by armed forces worldwide, putting children, students and teachers at risk of harm and disrupting the provision of education in armed conflict. Attacks on schools have occurred... Read more

Patterns in participation: the Biological and Toxin ...

November 7, 2016

NGO statement to the UNGA First Committee on cybersp...

October 12, 2016

Briefing for UN General Assembly First Committee on ...

August 12, 2016

Briefing for states attending UN General Assembly Fi...

August 12, 2016
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn ...
June 8, 2016
Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks
May 31, 2016
Ensuring meaningful human control, in the face of th...
May 24, 2016
State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who ...
May 17, 2016
Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit
May 16, 2016
UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation...
May 3, 2016
Disarmament, development and patterns of marginalisa...
April 21, 2016
UK-manufactured arms and harm from explosive weapons...
March 25, 2016
Event: Building broad-based initiatives on disarmame...
February 1, 2016
More states express support for new standards on exp...
January 27, 2016
Technologies of violence and global inequality
January 9, 2016
‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’: roundtab...
November 12, 2015
Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...
November 11, 2015
Discussion on disarmament and development at the UN ...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...
October 27, 2015
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