MPI: Former Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba Named New Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative

August 3, 2012: The former Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, has been appointed Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), David Krieger, Chairman of MPI’s Executive Committee, announced today.  He hailed Akiba, one of the world’s foremost campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons, as “an internationally respected leader for his stewardship of Mayors for Peace.” Founded in 1998 […]

MPI Statement on the September 24 Security Council Summit

When the UN Security Council convenes its summit meeting on September 24 with US President Barack Obama presiding, the Council has a unique opportunity to pronounce itself on one of most vital issues before the international community: nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The Council – whose permanent members are also the nuclear-armed states party to the […]

MPI Brief: Building a Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

The newest brief from the Middle Powers Initiative lays out the purpose and design of the newly inaugurated “Framework Forum” series: to help re-define the structure of a secure world without nuclear weapons and the means through which it can be built. » Download the brief » Read more about the Framework Forum Inaugural Session

MPI: Framework Forum Inaugural Session

The inaugural meeting of MPI’s Framework Forum was held in Vienna on May 1 with the theme of “Building the Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Laying Out the Map.” Held at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the roundtable brought together more than […]

MPI: Staff

About MPI MPI Experts News Room Documents MPI Publications GSI eNewsletter MPI Home | Donate | Contact | ShortcutsGSIBSGDPEMPIPNND———BSG ExpertsDonorsGlossaryMPI ExpertsNewsletterPhotosPublicationsTake ActionTimelineTreatiesVideos | MPI Steering Committee | Staff James Wurst Program Director Middle Powers Jim Wurst is the Program Director of the Middle Powers Initiative program.  As the former President of the United Nations […]

MPI releases summary report from the Dublin Article VI Forum

The Middle Powers Initiative released a summary report of the recent meeting of the Article VI Forum, held at the Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland, March 28-29, 2008. The Dublin consultation was the fifth meeting of the Article VI Forum, a unique project intended to stimulate and shape effective responses to the crisis of the […]

MPI Recommendations to the 2010 NPT Review Conference

  The Middle Powers Initiative, based on the results of the Atlanta Consultation III and the series of Article VI Forums, recommends the following policy options to the 2010 NPT Review Conference: 1. Disarmament: Reaffirm the unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the total elimination of nuclear arsenals. Encourage states parties, especially the nuclear weapon states, to […]

MPI: Towards 2010

MPI Panel at the Vienna NPT PrepCom MPI Event Report Vienna, Austria May 2, 2007 by Jim Wurst, MPI Program Director The Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) prepared a position paper for the NPT PrepCom entitled “Towards 2010: Priorities for NPT Consensus,” with the aim of presenting to states parties and NGOs a focused agenda of […]

MPI: Salander Names Roche MPI Special Adviser

Salander Names Roche MPI Special Adviser   Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.   Ambassador Henrik Salander, Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative, is pleased to announce the appointment of former Senator Douglas Roche of Canada as Senior Adviser to MPI. Amb. Salander created this position with a mandate for Sen. Roche, the founding Chairman of MPI, to […]

MPI Calls for a Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons

New Brief and World Tour   New York, May 26.  “It is urgent to begin collective preparatory work leading to the enactment of a universal, verifiable, irreversible and enforceable legal ban on nuclear weapons,” declared the Middle Powers Initiative (MPI), a coalition of eight international disarmament organizations. This is the message of the forthcoming new […]