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The world sits poised at an historic moment to begin anew a process for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. A growing number of  global voices, including many of America's most respected leaders, have committed themselves to work toward this critical goal. With the danger of nuclear terrorism on the rise, the time to act is NOW. 
 
EWI has been leading the effort to build a new East-West consensus on weapons of mass destruction and forge effective action towards disarmament. 

On October 24, 2008, we convened a conference at U.N.  headquarters that drew stakeholders from around the world, including U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, and representatives from China, India, Pakistan, Japan, and several other countries. The conference was an essential  breakthrough, eliciting meaningful discussion and a concrete, five-point  proposal from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.

We are building on the momentum of that conference by  working with stakeholders from around the world, both publicly and privately, to build a common course of action towards disarmament. We are working with government officials from the China, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S., as well as non-governmental partners to create a comprehensive plan for action and finally rid the world of the unacceptable threat of nuclear weapons.




13-Mar-2009
New York, NY
Photo: A Chinese Perspective on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
A Chinese Perspective on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
On March 13, EWI and International Peace Institute convened an expert roundtable to explore Chinese perspectives on nuclear disarmament. Chinese participants identified opportunities to counter the nuclear threat from North Korea, but stressed that nonproliferation in the region requires increased work on the bilateral U.S.- China relationship and the normalization of U.S. relations with North Korea. More
24-Oct-2008
UN Headquarters, NY
Photo: EWI Leading the Push for a U.N. Breakthrough on WMD
EWI Leading the Push for a U.N. Breakthrough on WMD
The EastWest Institute is leading a coalition of NGOs and think-tanks to convene a conference at the United Nations on October 24 to help break the log-jam in global efforts to control and reduce stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver the keynote speech. Other speakers include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and representatives from China, India, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, the U.S. and several other countries. More | Media Coverage | Conference Agenda
23-Oct-2008
The Pierre Hotel • New York, NY
Photo: Zero Nuclear's Four Statesmen, ElBaradei to be honored
Zero Nuclear's Four Statesmen, ElBaradei to be honored
On October 23rd and 24th the EastWest Institute will team-up with Zero Nuclear's four Statesmen [Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, Bill Perry], IAEA's Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Chairman of Business Executives for National Security, to recognise their achievements in combatting nuclear proliferation and to advance EWI's work on creating a new global consensus on Weapons of Mass Destruction. More | Event Invitation and Details
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