September 16, 2019
 In 2021-Autonomous Weapon Systems

Country: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Delegate Name: Alex Mochel

Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Delegate Name: Alex Mochel
Committee: Disarmament & International Security Committee
Topic: Autonomous Weapon Systems
The role of autonomy in modern-day warfare has proved to elevate conflict to an unprecedented level of devastation to both military personnel and civilian life. To assess the use of autonomous weapons in conflict we must first understand the true definition of AWS and what they look like. Autonomous weapon systems are devices designed to perform a task with or no human control or intervention, usually with lethal intent. Examples of autonomous weapon systems can include entities such as drones, radar-guided missiles, and even landmines and traps. Throughout the 20th century, the sciences of autonomous weapons increased leading to numerous deaths and hostile conflicts around the world. Several peaceful countries around the globe although mostly devoid of these weapon systems are not entirely free of their harmful effect. Overuse of autonomous systems risks an increase of immigrants from affected nations which can easily cause offset in many smaller less stable countries.
Autonomous weapons in St. Vincent have been avoided with the direct opinion of the public and the nations leading military body. The history of St. Vincent has avoided conflict that is without justifiable cause. The use of autonomous weapons increases hostility and conflict internationally.
St Vincent and the Grenadines believe these issues that threaten such life must be irradicated at all costs. The war-torn nations in the middle east need rest from the increasing drone strikes still plaguing them. St Vincent’s lack of autonomous weapons systems is a direct result of the opinions of anti-war and pro-peace. St Vincent urges international bodies to reconsider their investments in these lethal tactics and calls for significant alleviation of these inhumane actions. St Vincent identifies 0% of the military in the nation consisting of autonomous units and recognizes over 100 foreign bodies employing such tactics. The facts stated support St Vincent’s claims that and over-reliance on autonomous weapons has led to increasing conflict globally. St. Vincent supports a future devoid of drones, missiles, and land mines altogether, calling out the self-inflicted wounds caused by an increase in military tactics including traps and AI.