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Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc.

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Purpose and Activities

The organization works 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 that are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the goals and ambitions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.


Established in 2001 in DC - Founded by R.E. "Ted" Turner III and Senator Sam Nunn. Mr. Turner is a businessman and activist who founded cable television network CNN in 1980, which became the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. Turner also founded the cable channels TNT (in 1998), and Turner Classic Movies (in 1994). In 1986 he established Turner Entertainment Co. to oversee film properties that he owned, and also started Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) which is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties he started in the mid-1970's. In addition, Turner is the founder of The Goodwill Games, and in 1991 he was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. In 1998 he made headlines by announcing a $1 billion donation to the United Nations. Mr. Nunn served as a U.S. senator, representing Georgia, from 1972 to 1997, and as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1986 to 1995. In 2008, he received the Hessian Peace Prize for his work on nuclear disarmament and nuclear terrorism. Ted Turner has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy


Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc.

Public charity




1776 I St., N.W., Ste. 600 Washington, DC United States 20006-3765

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