• About Giovanna Kuele

    Giovanna Kuele is a research assistant with Instituto Igarapé, a think tank in Rio de Janeiro that deals with international security and development issues.

    Adriana Erthal Abdenur is an international relations researcher based at Instituto Igarapé. Abdenur has published articles on several UN-related issues and co-edited, with Thomas G. Weiss, "Emerging Powers and the United Nations."

    Keeping a Close Eye on the UN’s Use of Unarmed Drones

    by  • October 10, 2017 • Peace and Security, UN Peacekeeping, WORLDVIEWS • 

    In 2007, for the first time in history, United Nations forces operated an unmanned aerial vehicle — a small prototype for a short period by the UN mission in Haiti. In 2013, the UN officially launched drones (formally known as unmanned aerial systems, or UAS) for surveillance in a peacekeeping mission. Despite the controversies...

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