The 2010 Nuclear Security Summit took place in Washington, DC on April 12 and 13, 2010. It was the largest gathering of world leaders in more than fifty years. At the summit, representatives from 47 countries and 3 international organizations were encouraged to make pledges to strengthen nuclear security. At the Summit, 30 countries made a total of 67 pledges in support of the Summit’s goals and, by the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, approximately 80% of those commitments were complete. Here you will find official documents from the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit.
"Nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security, and strong nuclear security measures are the most effective means to prevent terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials....In addition to our shared goals of nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, we also all share the objective of nuclear security. Therefore those gathered here in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2010, commit to strengthen nuclear security and reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism. Success will require responsible national actions and sustained and effective international cooperation." (click here to view)
Highlights of National Commitments
The following is a list of national commitments made at the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit. National commitments made included the complete removal of domestic HEU and weapons-usable material; the conversion of HEU-fueled reactors to LEU; ratification of international treaties such as ICSANT and the Amendment to the CPPNM; the creation of nuclear security training centers; and contributing to the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Fund. By the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, approximately 80% of these non-binding national commitments had been completed. (click here to view)