NTI’s 2021 Annual Report: 20 Years of Building a Safer World

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The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s 2021 Annual Report is now available, detailing the organization’s accomplishments in reducing global nuclear and biological threats before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and as the global COVID-19 pandemic raged on. The origami peace crane on the cover reflects a message of hope and determination that we can come together to build a more peaceful, safer future despite the hard truth that we are more vulnerable than ever to a range of existential threats.

The 2021 report details work by NTI’s biosecurity team to prevent the next pandemic, including through research and analysis to produce the 2021 Global Health Security Index. NTI | bio also focused on reducing global catastrophic biological risks, holding its annual (virtual in 2021) tabletop exercise with senior leaders during the Munich Security Conference.

On reducing global nuclear risks, NTI’s team issued a set of recommendations for the Biden administration and advocated for the leaders of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States to reaffirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought—something the leaders did for the first time as a group just three days into 2022. The report also outlines NTI’s work to address cyber and artificial intelligence risks to nuclear weapons and systems.

NTI also celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021, and the report shares reflections from NTI’s founders, Co-Chairs Ted Turner and Sam Nunn, as well as Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz, President and COO Joan Rohlfing, and NTI staff. As Sam Nunn said, “I think we had a big question mark of whether a non-profit organization staffed with skilled people, a lot of experience, and an international board could really make a difference. And I think the answer to that question after 20 years is yes, without any doubt, I think we have made a big difference.”

The 2021 Annual Report illustrates how NTI makes an impact, details the organization’s financials, and thanks our generous supporters.

Read and download the report here.

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