Vincent Boulanin, Senior Researcher at SIPRI and researcher within Mistra Geopolitics, was invited to a virtual UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting entitled “The impact of emerging technologies on international peace and security,” held in June 2021.
Briefings were also given by Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, and Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for policy coordination and inter-agency affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology.
Permanent Missions to the United Nation
The virtual Arria-formula meeting was organized by the Permanent Missions of China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates to the UN.
The meeting focused on expanding the understanding of emerging technologies and called on the international community to bolster discussions on their development and application.
Additionally, it aimed to increase awareness of the impact of emerging technologies on international peace and security and examine efforts to prevent and mitigate potential risks caused by their use.
Featured, Vincent Boulanin, Senior Researcher at SIPRI
Vincent Boulanin is a Senior Researcher at SIPRI. He joined SIPRI in 2014, where he works on issues related to the production, use and control of emerging military and security technologies, notably autonomous weapon systems and cyber-security technologies.
This comment & insight is a highlight from the Mistra Geopolitics Annual report 2021.