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Science, technology and weaponisation

Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Nabila and her father and brother attended the news conference on Monday to highlight the personal costs in collateral damage for civilians killed and injured in the U.S. drone strike program. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E9AU04C601 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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Addressing harm from drones in the use of force: A way forward

October 8, 2018  Comments are off
Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Nabila and her father and brother attended the news conference on Monday to highlight the personal costs in collateral damage for civilians killed and injured in the U.S. drone strike program. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E9AU04C601

An increasing number of countries are now seeking drone technology for deployment in the use of force, while evidence of the abusive practices such technology has already facilitated is mounting. States now have a clear and urgent role to play... Read more

Briefing on drones for states attending UN General Assembly First Committee 2018

September 12, 2018  Comments are off
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From 8 October to 8 November, states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in New York. This year on armed drones, Article 36 has set out the issues, current political context and... Read more

Article 36 science and technology statement at the U...

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Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary o...

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Discussion paper: Nanoweapons

November 20, 2017

Discussion Paper: Directed Energy Weapons

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The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the ...
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