Afghanistan is a state party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, but it has not participated in any CCW meetings on autonomous weapons systems to date.
Afghanistan is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, which supports the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems. Afghanistan has not spoken independently on the need for a legally binding instrument. At the 2020 United Nations General Assembly First Committee meeting, Afghanistan aligned itself with the statement made by Indonesia on behalf of the NAM, in which the NAM said that ‘there is an urgent need to pursue a legally binding instrument’ on autonomous weapons systems.Statement by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, UN General Assembly First Committee, 09 October 2020, … Continue reading
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