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Good morning, this is Nicolas. Today, we’re covering the disappointing outcome of the Geneva talks on killer robots, and the Davos Forum’s deferral amid Omicron concerns.

Meanwhile in Ethiopia, Tigrayan rebel forces have withdrawn to their home region, which could pave the way for peace talks. Further East, Muslim countries will work with the UN to unblock the millions of frozen assets and aid to Afghanistan.

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Nicolas Camut


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The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots’ Ousman Noor during the opening session of the CCW review conference on 12-17 December, 2021. The coalition of NGOs has been calling for a new legal instrument to regulate autonomous weapons. (Credit: Kasmira Jefford)

🤖 What next for talks on regulating ‘killer robots’? After more than eight years of talks, rights groups and NGOs expressed their dismay after countries behind a UN convention on weapons sidestepped a decision to launch negotiations on a treaty to regulate autonomous weapons last week. However, according to NGOs and campaign groups, last week’s decision hides the growing support for new legally binding rules. They believe it won’t be long before countries launch separate negotiations, like the Ottawa landmine treaty, outside the UN.

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