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Topic: Regulation of Unmanned weapons

Committee: 6
th
Legal
Sponsors: South Africa, South Korea, USA, India, Finland, Brazil, Burundi, Argentina, Djibouti,
Indonesia
Signatories: Algeria, Canada, Monaco, Greece, Germany, Pakistan, Ethiopia, New Zealand,
Czech Republic, Greece 2

General Assembly,
Recalling that there are no regulations in the Geneva Convention regarding drones
Recognizing there is no written protection of civilians from drone and is merely and an unspoken
Noting the possibility of terrorist obtaining unmanned weapons
Encouraging countries to step away from the idea of sovereignty for this topc, as the intended
goal of drones secrecy.

Accepting that drones have become a widely used form of warfare and must be regulated, not
prohibited.

1. Adopts updates into the Geneva Convention to account for advances in technology namely
unmanned
a) Start with basic rules, regulations and guidelines so that countries do not feel their
sovereignty is being taken away;
2. Endorses the mending the gaps that there are in previous resolutions
a) For example, in resolution 1540, the no drone policy would be taken out and the
circulation of drones to terrorist as well;
3. Encourages nations to limit the payloads that their drones are able to carry;
a) Weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear chemical and biological weapons should
be outlawed when used by drones;
b) Weapons of mass destruction pose a serious threat to civilian safety
paired with the stealth and speed of drones;
4. Urges nations to exercise extreme caution when operating drone strikes in civilian dense areas
to reduce to amount of civilian casualties.
a) Leave education up to the individual country on drones but urges trained officials to
operate the drones;
5. Requests the Security Council to place embargos on weapons and drones if a nation violates:
a) Regulations set out in the updated Geneva Convention;
b) The UNs disapproval of a drone trade;
c) The agreement to not fire on unarmed civilians or in civilian dense areas;
6 Determines that Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARS) are not fir for open combat at this time;
a. LARS should be outlawed until technology has significantly increased;
i. LARS poses too serious a threat to civilians and friendly soldiers to be in
Combat;
7. Confirms the ban on open drone fire on civilians
a) Civilians are most important when addressing the issue of drones and their safety is a
first priority;
8. Instructs countries to not equip lite drones with larger payloads as it is a distasteful tactic that
countries with a larger stock of drones can abuse
9. Declare a no drone fly zone over refugee camps with the goal of preventing terrorist acts or
war strikes on the civilians
10. Declares the United Nations reserves the right to limit the selling of drones to countries that
abused human rights in the past
a) Such abuses would be using drones on civilians, selling to known terrorist groups, or
use on flying mover refugee camps;
11. Designates the United Nations will act as a mediator between countries that sell drones to
other countries
a) This will make sure drones are updated only by humans and to make sure drones are
not carrying weapons when being sold;
12. Proclaims that every 3-5 years previous resolutions are open for revision due to
advancements in technology
a). With huge technological advance, if there has been a sufficient amount of advances,
there can be revision made earlier than 3 years;