Nuclear Threat Initiative

Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner, NTI works to prevent catastrophic nuclear conflict.

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Washington, DC – EIN 522289435 nti.org

NTI designs innovative threat-reduction projects that show governments the way and build momentum and support for action.

We work with presidents and prime ministers, scientists and technicians, educators and students, and people from around the world. We collaborate with partners worldwide. And we use our voice to raise awareness and advocate for creative solutions.

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Nuclear Threat Initiative

Nuclear Threat Initiative
Nuclear Threat Initiative logo.svg
AbbreviationNTI
Formation2001; 19 years ago (2001)
TypeGlobal catastrophic risk Nonprofit organization
Headquarters1776 Eye Street, NW
Location
  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
President
Ernest Moniz
Websitehttps://www.nti.org

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner in the United States, which works to prevent catastrophic attacks and accidents with weapons of mass destruction and disruption – especially nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cybersecurity.[1]

Mission

NTI has been engaged in developing, shaping, and implementing nuclear security projects.[citation needed] In addition to building global awareness, NTI engages in model programs to inspire private and governmental efforts toward nuclear, biological, and chemical threat reduction.[citation needed]

The Nuclear Threat Initiative serves as the Secretariat for the "Nuclear Security Project", in cooperation with the Hoover Institution.[citation needed] Former 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 guide the project—an effort to galvanize global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.[citation needed]

History

In 2002, NTI provided the additional $5 million of private money needed (combined with $3 million from the US government) to safely move 48 kg of highly enriched uranium (enough for two nuclear weapons) from the defunct Vinča nuclear reactor near Belgrade to a facility in the Russian Federation to be blended down for use as a conventional nuclear fuel.[citation needed]

In 2008, NTI helped create the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), in Vienna, as part of its focus to secure nuclear materials worldwide.[citation needed] UN Security Council Resolution 1887 supported the WINS mission, calling for states to “share best practices with a view to improved safety standards and nuclear security practices and raise standards of nuclear security to reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism.”[2] Today, the organization has more than 3,800 members from 118 countries.[3] The Economist wrote, “WINS is a place where, for the first time, those with the practical responsibility for looking after nuclear materials—governments, power plant operators, laboratories, universities—can meet to swap ideas and develop best practices.”[4]

In early 2018, NTI received a $6 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project. The grant will be used to "help strengthen its efforts to mitigate global biological threats that have increased as the world has become more interconnected."[5] In January 2018 NTI announced that it had received $250,000 in support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That money will help advance NTI's efforts in developing a "Global Health Security Index". The index would analyze a country's biological programs and policies.[5]

Achievements

The organization produced the 2005 film, Last Best Chance, which aired on HBO, and the 2010 documentary film Nuclear Tipping Point: which President Obama screened at the White House in April 2010.[6][7][8]

NTI catalyzed the development of an international low-enriched uranium bank to back up the marketplace and prevent the proliferation of nuclear technology by ensuring that countries will have access to the fuel needed for peaceful purposes.[citation needed] NTI advisor Warren Buffett provided $50 million to jump-start the reserve, which will be owned and managed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and located in Kazakhstan.[citation needed]

NTI produces a biennial "Nuclear Security Index" in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit.[citation needed] The "NTI Index" benchmarks nuclear security conditions across 176 countries and holds governments accountable for properly securing dangerous nuclear materials.[citation needed] According to NTI, The NTI Index, now[when?] in its 3rd edition, is the premiere resource for political leaders, government officials, experts, academics, and the news media worldwide on nuclear materials security.[9]

NTI has developed and released recommendations on securing and eliminating radiological sources used and stored at thousands of sites across more than 100 countries.[citation needed] These sources can be used by terrorists to build radiological “dirty bombs” that would incite mass panic, deny access, require extensive and expensive decontamination and have serious economic consequences. Many of these sources, which are used in industry and health-care settings, have minimal or no physical protection—and technological advances have made it possible to replace many of these sources with safer, effective alternatives.[10]

NTI has received international recognition for work to improve biosecurity, primarily through creating disease surveillance networks.[citation needed] Whether a biological threat is natural or intentional, disease surveillance is a key step in rapid detection and response. Because the response of a health system in one country could have a direct and immediate impact on a neighboring country, or even continent, NTI developed projects that foster cooperation among public health officials across political and geographic boundaries.[citation needed] In 2003, NTI created the (MECIDS) with participation from Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. Despite tensions in the region, MECIDS continues to share official health data and conduct infectious disease prevention training.[citation needed] NTI also created and nurtured (CORDS), which in 2013 launched as independent NGO that links international disease surveillance networks, supported by the World Health Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.[citation needed]

NTI's leadership

Ernest J. Moniz has served as chief executive officer since June, 2017, and serves as president.[citation needed] Co-chaired by Moniz, Nunn and Ted Turner, NTI is governed by an expert and influential Board of Directors with both current and emeritus members from the United States, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. They include:

Advisors to the Board of Directors include[when?] leading figures in science, business and international security. Advisors to the Board include:

NTI's staff includes experts in international affairs, nonproliferation, security and military issues, public health, medicine and communications, who have operational experience in their areas of specialty.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Learn About NTI & Preventing Nuclear Dangers | Nuclear Threat Initiative | NTI". www.nti.org. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ "United Nations Security Council Resolution 1887" (PDF). The United Nations. September 24, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 7, 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  3. ^ "Wins Members - Members". wins.org.
  4. ^ "Who wins, nukes". The Economist. October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  5. ^ a b "Nuclear Threat Initiative to expand focus on global biosecurity risks with new grant". Homeland Preparedness News. 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  6. ^ "Documentary Advances Nuclear Free Movement". NPR. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  7. ^ "White House Hosts Screening of Nuclear Tipping Point | NTI News White House Hosts Screening of Nuclear Tipping Point". www.nti.org. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  8. ^ Michael McIntee (2010-04-09), "The Nuclear Tipping Point" Screens At White House, retrieved 2016-07-18
  9. ^ "NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index". Nuclear Threat Initiative. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  10. ^ "Radiological | NTI". www.nti.org. Retrieved 2016-07-18.

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NUCLEAR THREAT INITIATIVE INC

WASHINGTON, DC 20006-3765 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 2001
  • EIN: 52-2289435
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Arms Control, Peace Organizations (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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Royalties $0
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Net fundraising $0
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Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
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Program services $0
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
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Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$46,336
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $73,983 0.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Dec. 2015

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2015

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Total Revenue

$14,278,548

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Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$7,275
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $650 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,494,982 20.4%
Professional fundraising fees $42,178 0.3%
Other salaries and wages $2,606,770 21.3%
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Total Liabilities $781,386
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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

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2014

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990

Total Revenue

$15,760,828

Total Functional Expenses $13,884,794
Net income $1,876,034
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Program services $0
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$17,922
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $66,320 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $3,000 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $2,866,011 20.6%
Other
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Dec. 2013

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2013

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Total Revenue

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Net income $3,187,497
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Program services $0
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $2,843 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $5,319,577 37.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
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Total Liabilities $1,723,730
Net Assets $19,846,378
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$4,018,231

Total Functional Expenses $13,994,287
Net income -$9,976,056
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $30,869 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $12,777 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,811 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,615,256 18.7%
Other
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Total Liabilities $1,727,001
Net Assets $16,658,881
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Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$4,753,890

Total Functional Expenses $14,765,987
Net income -$10,012,097
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Program services $37,413 0.8%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $385,855 8.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue -$276,270
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,118,848 14.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,147,338 14.5%
Other
Total Assets $28,233,558
Total Liabilities $1,598,621
Net Assets $26,634,937
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

990

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June 2010

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2010

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990

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2009

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2007

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2003

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2002

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Dec. 2001

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2001

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