Moldova has participated in a number of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons meetings on autonomous weapons systems. Moldova has not yet declared its position on the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems.
At the 78th UN General Assembly First Committee in 2023, Moldova co-sponsored resolution L.56 on autonomous weapons systems, and voted in favour of the resolution along with 163 other states. Resolution L.56 stressed the ‘urgent need for the international community to address the challenges and concerns raised by autonomous weapons systems’, and mandated the UN Secretary-General to prepare a report, reflecting the views of member and observer states on autonomous weapons systems and ways to address the related challenges and concerns they raise from humanitarian, legal, security, technological and ethical perspectives and on the role of humans in the use of force.
At the Fifth Review Conference of the CCW in December 2016, Moldova stated that ‘all weapons should remain under effective (or meaningful) human control.’Statement by Moldova, Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 16 December 2016, … Continue reading
|Statement by Moldova, Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 16 December 2016, https://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/ccw/2016/RevCon/statements/12Dec_Moldova.pdf