October at the United Nations in New York

The leadership of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots will be in New York on 19-20 October to conduct outreach at the UN General Assembly’s annual First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, which opened on 8 October and is chaired by Ambassador Karel van Oostrom, permanent representative of the Netherlands to the UN in New York. Nations […]

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New Zealand experts weigh in


Peace Movement Aotearoa, co-founder and coordinator of the Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, convened a forum in Wellington this week to consider, among other issues, the challenges posed by fully autonomous weapons and call for a preemptive ban. In recent weeks several New Zealanders or “Kiwis” have endorsed the call to ban these weapons that […]

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Prevent another Hiroshima or Nagasaki


Japan commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th respectively. These attacks killed approximately 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki, most civilians. Ever since then humankind has been forced to coexist with nuclear weapons. The fear of nuclear war will remain until nuclear weapons are prohibited and their stocks destroyed, […]

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Artificial intelligence experts call for ban


More than 1,000 artificial intelligence researchers, scientists, and related professionals have signed an open letter issued in Buenos Aires today that calls for a ban on autonomous weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention, thereby swelling the ranks of the rapidly growing global movement to address the weapons. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes […]

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Step up the CCW mandate

Finland's Ambassador Kairamo chairs a session on characteristics at the second CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems (c) UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré, 14 April 2015

After deliberating for two years on questions relating to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” the time has come for states to commit to a more substantive process aimed at achieving an outcome that addresses the multiple concerns raised over the weapons. Nations are due to decide on 13 November 2015 if talks on this topic should continue next year at the Convention […]

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