At the 78th UN General Assembly in 2023, Monaco voted in favour of resolution L.56 on autonomous weapons systems, 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.
Monaco is a state party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). To date, it has not spoken independently on autonomous weapons systems. However, during the 77th session of UN General Assembly First Committee, in a joint statement with 69 other states on autonomous weapons, Monaco said that it sees ‘an urgent need for the international community to further their understanding and address these risks and challenges by adopting appropriate rules and measures, such as principles, good practices, limitations and constraints.’ Joint Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, 21 October 2022, … Continue reading
|Joint Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, 21 October 2022, https://estatements.unmeetings.org/estatements/11.0010/20221021/A1jJ8bNfWGlL/KLw9WYcSnnAm_en.pdf