The second biennial Nuclear Security Summit took place on March 26 and 27, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea and included representatives from 53 countries and 4 international organizations. At the 2012 Summit, participants delivered reports on progress their states had made in strengthening nuclear security at the national and international levels since the Washington, D.C. Summit and many committed to further action. Here you will find official documents from the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit.
Official Communiqué"We, the leaders, gathered in Seoul on March 26-27, 2012, renew the political commitments generated from the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit to work toward strengthening nuclear security, reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism, and preventing terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials. Nuclear terrorism continues to be one of the most challenging threats to international security. Defeating this threat requires strong national measures and international cooperation given its potential global political, economic, social, and psychological consequences." (click here to view)
Each joint statement represents a “gift basket” of pledges among a group of countries. The joint statements were a new feature of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Combined with the individual country pledges and the communique, this represents the totality of commitments made at the Summit.
- 2012 Nuclear Security Summit Deliverable: Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction
- Joint Statement on Contributions of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) to Enhancing Nuclear Security
- Joint Statement on High-density LEU Fuel Production
- Joint Statement on the Minimization of HEU and the Reliable Supply of Medical Radioisotopes
- Joint Statement on National Legislation Implementation Kit on Nuclear Security
[+] Model Legislation Implementation Kit on Nuclear Security
- Joint Statement on Nuclear Security Training and Support Centers
- Joint Statement on Nuclear Terrorism
- Joint Statement on the Nuclear Security Summit Outreach Efforts
- Joint Statement on Security of Radioactive Sources
[+] Appendix 1: German Radioactive Sources
[+] Appendix 2: Danish Radioactive Sources
[+] Appendix 3: United States Radioactive Sources
- Joint Statement on Transport Security
[+] Invitation to the Transport Security Basket
- Joint Statement on Trilateral Cooperation at the Former Semipalatinsk Test Site
- Multinational Statement on Nuclear Information Security
- Statement of Activity and Cooperation to Counter Nuclear Smuggling
National Progress Reports
The following progress reports were submitted by states attending the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. These reports outline progress that countries have made in their nuclear security practices since the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit.
- Algeria; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Denmark; Finland; France; Gabon; Georgia; Germany; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Lithuania; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; the Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Philippines; Poland; Republic of Korea; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
The following national statements were presented by participating state representatives on the first day of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit.
- Australia; Belgium; Brazil; European Union; France; India; Indonesia; INTERPOL; Italy (1); Italy (2); Japan; Jordan; Morocco (1); Morocco (2); Morocco (3); Norway; Pakistan (1); Pakistan (2); Poland; Romania (1); Romania (2); Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United Nations (1); United Nations (2)
Highlights of Achievements and Commitments by Participating States as stated in National Progress Reports and National Statements
This document outlines achievements and commitments made by participating states in the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. These include joining key international treaties and initiatives like the CPPNM and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism; enacting domestic laws aimed at strengthening nuclear security; repatriating excess HEU and Pu; converting research reactors from HEU to LEU; establishing Centers of Excellence on nuclear security; and pledging contributions to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund and the UN 1540 Committee. (click here to view)
This document outlines key facts relating to the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. The fact sheet includes a list of participating countries and organizations; highlights from the Seoul Communiqué; a summary of commitments and achievements made between the Washington and Seoul summits; and plans for the next summit in 2014. (click here to view)