Hundreds of leaders and highly respected experts from across five continents are members of regional networks dedicated to generating global momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risks they pose. NTI is the founding sponsor and facilitates communication among the networks, which coordinate global efforts related to a range of nuclear security, disarmament and nonproliferation issues.
These networks help develop policies, capacity, and political leadership to reduce nuclear threats in their regions and globally by:
- Providing an independent platform for regional dialogue and debate with a strong focus on workable and credible policy solutions.
- Influencing decision-making by reaching the political, diplomatic and security elites of countries across their regions.
- Producing and disseminating independent research, analysis and publications as well as convening public and private events.
These activities raise awareness and the quality of debate on nuclear issues in parliaments, as well as improving public and media understanding on nuclear issues. Their efforts help build a more supportive public climate to allow heads of states and governments to take action on reducing urgent nuclear dangers.
Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN)
The APLN was launched by former Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans. The network is convened by Professor Ramesh Thakur and Professor Chung-in Moon and comprises a group of nearly 90 political, diplomatic, and military leaders from countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The East Asia Foundation based in Seoul serves as Secretariat for the APLN.
European Leadership Network (ELN)
The ELN is a high-level network of nearly 200 serving and former European leaders from countries across Europe. The network is convened by former UK Secretary of Defense, Des Browne and Sir Adam Thomson serve as Director. The ELN is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization based in London.
Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network (LALN)
The LALN comprises a group of 16 former political and diplomatic leaders from the across the Latin American and Caribbean region. The network is run by Ms. Irma Arguello and the NPSGlobal Foundation based in Buenos Aires serves as Secretariat for the LALN.