The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is essential to global security. It establishes a legal and moral norm to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and obtain their global elimination. Its future is at risk.
The Global Security Institute is committed to preserving and strengthening the Treaty. In that regard, GSI has recently engaged in several substantial efforts: (1) an extraordinary strategy consultation organized at The Carter Center in cooperation with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, (2) a series of meetings with high-level government officials and parliamentarians in the capital cities of key countries around the world, and (3) a major event at the United Nations during which President Mikhail Gorbachev will join GSI in honoring Ted Turner with the 2005 Alan Cranston Peace Award.
On behalf of GSI and its programs, I wish to express profound gratitude for the clarity and commitment of President Carter’s leadership, and bring to your special attention an Op/Ed he published in today’s Washington Post.
I hope you will be able to join us on April 20 at the United Nations where we will have the privilege of honoring Ted Turner.
Very truly yours,
“SAVING NONPROLIFERATION” BY JIMMY CARTER
In today’s Washington Post, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter published an Op/Ed entitled “Saving Nonproliferation.”
2005 ALAN CRANSTON PEACE AWARD
HONORING TED TURNER
On April 20th, at the United Nations in New York City, the Global Security Institute will honor Ted Turner with the 2005 Alan Cranston Peace Award.
The award honors leaders who, through their actions, demonstrate the principles for which Senator Cranston devoted his life.
Appropriately, the Peace Award will be presented by President Mikhail Gorbachev.
ATLANTA CONSULTATION II: ON THE FUTURE OF THE NPT
The Middle Powers Initiative, a program of the Global Security Institute, organized the Atlanta Consultation II: On the Future of the NPT in cooperation with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, January 26-28, 2005.
The final report of the Consultation, which involved high-level representatives of key governments, has been presented to government officials and parliamentarians around the world.
A report of the specific actions MPI has taken in its efforts to preserve and strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and a preliminary assessment of the impact these actions are having, is now available.
FIRST EVER MEETING OF INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONES
The Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament and Mayors for Peace are organizing a special session of mayors, parliamentarians, and disarmament experts during the first ever meeting of States party to nuclear-weapon-free zones to be held in Mexico City from April 26-28, 2005.
The member States of the regional nuclear-weapon-free zones encompass all of Africa, South East Asia, the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. The landmark conference aims to facilitate collaboration between the zones, encourage nuclear weapon States to fully respect the zones, support the establishment of additional nuclear-weapon-free zones, and push for global nuclear disarmament.
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Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.