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3rd Nuclear Security Summit 2014

Mar 27, 2014 12:59 IST

The Third Nuclear Security Summit was held in The Hague, Netherlands from 24 to 25 March 2014. The summit was attended by 58 World leaders. The third NSS synergizes previous two summits without their backdrops.


At the Summit, the leaders agreed to build a robust Nuclear Security Structure. Besides, the summit also saw the agreement on Strengthening Initiative wherein 35 countries agreed to incorporate the guidelines of IAEA into their national legislation to assess the security of nuclear materials.

About Nuclear Security Summit

  • The goal of the Summit is to address the threat of nuclear terrorism by enhancing international cooperation to prevent the illicit acquisition of nuclear material by non-state actors such as terrorist groups and smugglers.
  • The first NSS was held in Washington DC in 2010 and the second NSS was held in Seoul in 2012. The United States will host the next Summit in 2016.

Quick Digest

Where: The Hague

What: third Nuclear Security Summit

When: 24-25 March 2014

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