Singapore Meeting Postponed
Due to increasingly hazardous weather conditions in Singapore, NTI and NSP leaders decided today to postpone the June 25-26 meeting of regional leadership networks. "We are disappointed that we won’t be able to host this historic gathering in Singapore next week, but we look forward to convening in the near future to address urgent global nuclear threats and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons," said NTI President Joan Rohlfing.
Global Nuclear Policy Leadership Networks Meet in Singapore to Focus on Urgent-Nuclear Dangers
More than 30 high-profile global leaders will gather in Singapore on June 25-26 to address urgent global nuclear threats and outline key steps to reduce dangers around the world. The historic meeting brings together five regional leadership networks to galvanize global action and support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons. Former Senator Nunn, former Secretary of State George Shultz and former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry will participate in the meeting.
Latin American Leaders Call for Attention to Nuclear Risks
Today, political and diplomatic leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean launched a new network promoting nonproliferation and concrete actions leading to a world without nuclear weapons. Members of the Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Network (LALN) endorsed a set of priorities, underscoring the region’s role in the global effort to reduce nuclear risks. Read the press release.
Bill Perry at the Nuclear Brink
In a new paper, titled, "My Personal Journey at the Nuclear Brink," former U.S. Secretary of Defense and NSP principal Bill Perry recounts six pivotal life experiences that led him to the belief that nuclear weapons must be eliminated. "When citizens understand the dangers of nuclear weapons today, the great majority of them will call for actions to reduce those dangers," he writes. "But since these dangers are not understood by most of our citizens, the needed actions are not being taken, and we are drifting towards a nuclear nightmare."
Perry and Carter: Keep Focus on Nuclear Dangers
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter highlighted nuclear risks and warned against slipping backward on the nuclear threat reduction agenda. Speaking about nuclear security, Carter told Bay Area women leaders, "You can never ever take your eye off this because it's the single most consequential security problem we face as humankind."