Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program
The risks of nuclear use, proliferation, and terrorism are increasing, and international polarization on non-proliferation and disarmament issues is worsening. These dynamics threaten the stability of critical international arms control regimes, like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Strengthen the NPT regime by convening a high-level, international dialogue to drive fresh, creative thinking, generate new ideas, and address political divisions that are stalling progress.
Revitalized international relationships that create a strong foundation for success at the 10th NPT Review Conference and re-build the long-term vision for a world without nuclear weapons.
The international non-proliferation and disarmament community is increasingly divided over critical questions: What is the role of nuclear deterrence? What is the vision for nuclear disarmament and arms reduction? What steps are necessary to prevent proliferation and use of nuclear weapons? This polarization challenges the stability of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and its role as a central and credible forum for dialogue and progress on preventing proliferation, fostering the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and advancing nuclear disarmament.
The Global Enterprise to Strengthen Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (GE) is a multi-year Track 1.5 initiative designed to strengthen the NPT. Since 2018, GE meetings have convened officials and experts from over 20 countries in an informal setting where they can build understanding around different perspectives and priorities, find areas of agreement, and work collaboratively to find creative solutions to difficult problems. Participants have identified practical steps, new initiatives, and meaningful commitments that States parties can employ to demonstrate their ability to cooperate and advance treaty goals at the 10th NPT Review Conference and beyond.
NTI and the Asia Pacific Leadership Network co-hosted a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia on how the Asia-Pacific region can promote success at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
NTI will host three side events at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
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This paper offers a focused set of recommendations for specific commitments related to practical and achievable actions that States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) could take to advance the NPT’s goals and achieve success at the 10th NPT Review Conference.
NTI's Global Enterprise to Strengthen Nonproliferation and Disarmament (GE), a Track 1.5 initiative that regularly convenes officials from more than 20 countries, along with several non-governmental experts, convened officials from Latin America, Africa, and Asia Ahead of 10th NPT RevCon.
A new NTI paper offers a focused set of recommendations for achieving success at the 10th Review Conference (RevCon) of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to be held in New York from January 4-22, 2022.
After convening regional workshops as part of the Global Enterprise project under the Global Nuclear Policy Program, NTI commissioned three papers from participating experts.
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NTI in Africa: Regional Workshop in Ghana Aims to Strengthen Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
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