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The Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program at the Stimson Center has developed an online, searchable database of assistance projects and programs related to the prevention of CBRN proliferation.
You can visit the database at https://1540assistance.stimson.org.
Click the “Go to Website” link to learn more about the Stimson Center’s Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program.
The K=1 Project , Center for Nuclear Studies at Columbia University, seeks to create an environment that encourages informed, scientifically-guided public discussion of the issues surrounding nuclear technologies, by offering educational programs and creating resources that can be used by the non-specialized public. The goal of the center is to help pave the way to greater support for needed regulation - such as nuclear weapons reductions and disarmament - and other threat-reducing initiatives.Go to website
Ploughshares Fund is the largest public foundation in the United States dedicated to eliminating the threats posed by nuclear weapons.
Ploughshares Fund acts as the convener of a network of leading nuclear policy experts, grassroots advocates, and innovators to provide a unique combination of public education, advocacy, media visibility, and access to decisionmakers. Ploughshares Fund takes concrete steps to stimulate the public debate on nuclear policy, urging US policymakers and world leaders to reduce nuclear arsenals, stop the spread of emerging nuclear states, and support peacebuilding in regions of conflict where nuclear weapons exist.Go to website
URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.
Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Cooperation Circle invites you to view a short video which features our members, who include veterans of nuclear negotiations such as Secretary of State George Shultz, Secretary of Defense William Perry and Professor Sidney Drell, as they join together to recite The Nuclear Prayer.Go to website
GunPolicy.org is a online source for published evidence and country-based data comparison on armed violence, firearm law and gun control. Hosted by the University of Sydney School of Public Health, it aims to promote the public health model of firearm injury prevention. This model is adopted by the World Health Organisation's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention, and supports the implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms, as well as the universalisation of the Arms Trade Treaty.Go to website
PIR Center carries out research, as well as educational, public awareness and publishing activities, and provides consulting services. The priority areas of the Center's research studies remain international security, control and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.Go to website
The mission of Hibakusha Stories is to pass the legacy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a new generation of high school and university students, to empower them with tools to build a world free of nuclear weapons.Go to website
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation serves as a platform for independent debate, research, outreach, education and training for national governments, international organizations, academia and civil society. Among the Center's feature programs is a short course on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament held twice a year for diplomats, with priority given to developing countries.Go to website
UNFOLD ZERO is a new platform for UN focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world launched by PragueVision, PNND, Basel Peace Office, Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign, Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace and Global Security Institute. UNFOLD Zero aims to unfold the path to zero nuclear weapons through effective steps and measures facilitated by the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General and other UN bodies.Go to website
The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.Go to website
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics for measuring peace; and, uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity. IEP developed the Global Peace Index(GPI) which ranks 153 nations according to 23 dimensions of peace; the Institute also produces national peace indices giving an in-depth analysis of internal levels of peace.Go to website
Former United States Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn have enumerated and endorsed a number of practical measures that would themselves reduce nuclear dangers right away including changing the Cold War posture of deployed nuclear weapons, continuing to reduce substantially the size of nuclear forces in all states that possess them, halting the production of fissile material for weapons globally, phasing out the use of highly enriched uranium in civil commerce, removing weapons-usable uranium from research facilities around the world, and intensive work with leaders of the countries in possession of nuclear weapons to turn the goal of a world without nuclear weapons into a joint enterprise. The Nuclear Security Project has produced a film, available free, entitled "Nuclear Tipping Point."Go to website
The Nuclear World Project presents In My Lifetime, a feature length documentary that tells the story of the complex realities of nuclear weapons. The narrative weaves together voices, speaking from many perspectives, with scenes filmed in Japan, Europe and the United States, along with archival films and a music underscore composed by French musician Alain Kremski. The story told is the drama of the sixty five year struggle and counting of what to do with nuclear weapons, still unresolved , which continue to be a threat to humankind. The documentary and the outreach programme are meant to inform and educate all people around the world, of all generations.Go to website
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates provides a platform to consider issues related to peacemaking, non-violence and conflicts. The Summit provides an opportunity to take advantage of the authority and knowledge of the Nobel Peace Laureates with a view to consolidating peace and strengthening global security in the widest sense. In 2010, the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace on nuclear disarmament was held in Hiroshima.Go to website
World Court Project UK (WCP-UK) is a project of the Institute for Law, Accountability and Peace (INLAP), an organization consisting of concerned citizens interested in law, peace and justice in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. WCP-UK's core work has been to hold Governments accountable for their nuclear weapon policies. WCP-UK invites citizens to affirm their belief that use of nuclear weapons is unlawful and a war crime.Go to website
"Peace education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law, and human security."Go to website
The REACHING CRITICAL WILL PROJECT (of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) has five aims:
(Archived website) The WMD Commission was launched by the Government of Sweden in Stockholm in December of 2003 to respond to worrying developments in international security, and to investigate ways of reducing the dangers from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Chaired by Dr Hans Blix, the former head of the IAEA and UNMOVIC, the WMD Commission was comprised 14 eminent members who represented a broad geographical and political base and who possessed a vast reservoir of expertise as well as political, governmental, academic and non-governmental experience.Go to website
The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI's efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens. Global Security Institute President Jonathan Granoff, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's International Law Section Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, held a dialogue with actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, on cancer, mortality, humanitarian work, disarmament and more.Go to website Watch the video
The international Global Zero movement launched in December 2008 includes more than 300 political, military, business, faith and civic leaders — and hundreds of thousands of citizens — working for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. Global Zero members believe that the only way to eliminate the nuclear threat — including proliferation and nuclear terrorism — is to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, secure all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons: global zero.Go to website
The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor is an initiative providing research for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). It is the de facto monitoring regime for the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor produces several research products including the annual Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor reports, online country profile reports, as well as factsheets and maps.Go to website
Serving constituencies around the world, the Mine Action Information Center at James Madison University (JMU) is a public policy center which manages information and conducts training relevant to humanitarian mine clearance, victim assistance, mine risk reduction and other landmine-related issues.Go to website
Peace Matters is an online Peace Pledge Union publication that includes disarmament education as one of it five focus areas. It includes information on theory and practice of peace as well as study and teaching resources.Go to website
INESAP is the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation and was founded in 1993. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organizational network with participants from all over the world. INESAP is part of the world-wide activities of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), which currently comprises more than 60 organizations from 25 countries.Go to website
Dr. Hans Blix has held numerous high level positions including IAEA Director General from 1981 to 1997, Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) for Iraq between 2000 and 2003, and Chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC) from 2004 to 2009. Blix & Associates maintains much of the WMDC''s publications and also presents new material by Dr. Blix and others.Go to website
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of non-proliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS of the Middelbury Institute of International Studies at Monterey is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on non-proliferation issues.Go to website
Initially supported by a pledge from Mr. Turner and other private contributions, NTI''s mission is to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI seeks to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking and take direct action to reduce these threats.Go to website
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.Go to website
The World Federation of the United Nations Association''s Global Disarmament Forum works to stimulate debate on the many issues in the field of disarmament, such as nuclear proliferation, small arms proliferation, and nuclear terrorism.Go to website
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a global, cross-party network of over 800 parliamentarians from more than 90 countries working to prevent nuclear proliferation and achieve nuclear disarmament. Membership is open to current members of legislatures and parliaments at state, federal, national and regional levels.Go to website
The Peace Foundation is working with local authorities and community stakeholders to establish cities around Aotearoa-New Zealand as Peace Cities. Such cities commit themselves to the promotion of peace, conflict resolution, inter-ethnic understanding, human rights, positive relationships and the elimination of violence at inter-personal, community, national and international levels.Go to website
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was initiated by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), a federation of medical professionals in 60 countries. The organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for uniting doctors across the Cold War divide to raise awareness of the threats posed by nuclear weapons. Its prescription for survival was, and remains, the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.Go to website
The Daisy Alliance is a grassroots peace organization seeking global security through nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and the elimination of all Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) — nuclear, chemical, and biological. The Daisy Alliance works to educate the public in all walks of life about the threat that WMDs pose to civilization.Go to website
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) conducts research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace.Go to website
The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP), founded in 1981 and based in New York, is a non-profit educational association of lawyers and legal scholars that engages in research and advocacy in support of the global elimination of nuclear weapons and a more just and peaceful world through respect for domestic and international law.Go to website
Mayors for Peace is composed of more than 4,500 member cities from around the world whereby the collective efforts of cities are able to transcend national borders and work together to press for nuclear abolition.Go to website