The UN Secretary-General first called for a ban on killer robots earlier this month at a Web Summit in Portugal, where he stated: "For me there is a message that is very clear – machines that have the power and the discretion to take human lives are politically unacceptable, are morally repugnant, and should be banned by international law."
The campaign has urged the UN head to call for a ban on fully autonomous weapons since he took office at the beginning of 2017. In his May 2018 "agenda for disarmament," Guterres detailed many concerns raised by fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems, and offered to support states to elaborate new measures such as "legally binding arrangements" to ensure that "humans remain at all times in control over the use of force." At the high-level opening of the UN General Assembly on 25 September, Guterres described weapons that could select and attack a target on their own as "morally repugnant" and called on states to address the "multiple alarms."
Global Advocates Foundation joined the "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots", a global coalition of 86 international, regional, and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 49 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons. The Foundation is the first Poland registered NGO to join the campaign.
SOURCE: Campaign to Stop Killer Robots