Building momentum to ban autonomous weapons

7 May 2024

On 29 and 30 April, Austria hosted the international conference “Humanity at the Crossroads: Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Challenge of Regulation.” For two days, states, civil society, and academia discussed the risks posed by autonomous weapon systems (AWS) and how to address them. More than 140 states were present in the meeting, and over 1000 participants. Throughout the Conference, a message was clear: we urgently need to start negotiations of a legally binding instrument.

Check out RCW's report on the conference, as well as statements and documents.