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Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

January 19, 2010



The links to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) noted below are to those organizations that provide information on nonproliferation issues within Ambassador Jenkins’ portfolio for threat reduction programs. These entities make available, to the general public, resource documents, reports and other related information.


Note: Links to non-U.S Government internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of those sites or the information contained therein.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

The Bipartisan Security Group is dedicated to providing reliable information and analysis of global security issues to Members of Congress and their staff, with an emphasis on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. The Bipartisan Security Group consists of Republican and Democratic experts with experience in diplomacy, law, intelligence and military affairs.


The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century. The Center is funded by grants from private foundations and the generosity of thousands of individual donors. The Center works with other arms control and international security organizations, human needs groups, retired military officers, and peacekeeping organizations to build consensus and support for sensible national security policies.

The Connect U.S. Fund promotes responsible U.S. global engagement in an increasingly interdependent world through grant-making and operations that advance critical foreign policy objectives and support an effective, collaborative community of individuals and organizations working toward common objectives. They are a foundation/NGO initiative led by a professional staff, supported by a donors’ collaborative, and with a grant-making fund managed by Tides Foundation. The Connect U.S. community includes over 2,600 individuals, initiatives and organizations that share the goals of promoting responsible U.S. global engagement and using collaboration as a strategy to accomplish policy objectives.

Council for a Livable World is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to reducing the danger of nuclear weapons and increasing national security. Their mission is to advocate for sensible national security policies and to help elect congressional candidates who support them.

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was founded in 1945 by scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. They believed that scientists had a unique responsibility to both warn the public and policy leaders of potential dangers from scientific and technical advances and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge.

Founded in 1994 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental non-profit headquartered in Southern California with offices in New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York, and is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and to work to build the trust, transparency and security which are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions. Since governments have most of the resources and authority in addressing the threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, it is not just what NTI can do directly to reduce threats that matters -- it's also what NTI can persuade others to do. NTI is a place of common ground where people with different ideological views are working together to close the gap between the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and the global response.

The Partnership for Global Security's vision is to create the broad and integrated networks of private and public partnerships that are necessary to meet the 21st century's global security challenges. PGS' goal is to prevent foreseeable WMD threats from becoming a reality by complementing and supplementing the work of governments and achieving tangible results.

Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace network, with chapters and affiliates in 30 states. They organize their grassroots network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through a close relationship with progressive members of Congress, they play a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation, and, as a leading member of United for Peace and Justice and the Win Without War coalition, they lend their expertise and large network to achieving common goals.

Ploughshares Fund supports a global network of experts and advocates who are now poised to realize the vision of a nuclear weapon-free world. They leverage the impact of those funds with their own advocacy, with their ability to raise the profile and visibility of key issues, and by convening and engaging with organizations and leaders in the field. They are the largest grantmaking foundation in the U.S. whose exclusive mission is peace and security funding. In past the 27 years, they have given over $60 million to the individuals and organizations whose efforts have the greatest impact.

Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. PSR's 50,000 medical and health professionals and concerned citizen members and e-activists, 31 PSR chapters, and 41 Student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, along with national and chapter staff, form a unique nationwide network committed to a safe and healthy world. is a website that contains one of the Web’s largest and most comprehensive directories of World Blogs, sorted by country and region. In addition, this website contains a comprehensive list of domestic and international non-governmental organizations and think tanks.

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