Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Side event on the Nuclear Security Summit

On 7 October 2013, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN organized a First Committee side event entitled “Nuclear Terrorism: An Assessment of the Threat and the Means to Reduce It” under the chairmanship of Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN.

The speakers of the event included H.E. Ambassador Piet de Klerk (Sherpa of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in the Netherlands), William Tobey (Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School), and Matthew Bunn (Professor of Practice and Co-Principal Investigator of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School). The suggestions of William Tobey and Matthew Bunn were based on the attached report.

Piet de Klerk gave a briefing on the third Nuclear Security Summit, which will take place in March 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The objective of the Nuclear Security Summit process is to prevent nuclear terrorism, which is considered one of the biggest threats to international security. The first Nuclear Security Summit was organized in April 2010 in Washington, DC initiated by U.S. President Barack Obama. The second Nuclear Security Summit took place in 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

 

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