Statement on Nuclear Security

Statement on Nuclear Security


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The Nuclear Security Summits, held in Washington in 2010 and Seoul on 26-27 March 2012, have been valuable in ensuring the engagement of world leaders in an area usually left to specialists. However, they have shown how much remains to be done to strengthen nuclear security around the world – and the inadequate information presently available on national performance in this area.

International governance in nuclear security remains weak compared with the disciplines of safeguards and nuclear safety. It is essential to achieve the right balance between national sovereignty and the international The Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents demonstrated that an accident anywhere is an accident everywhere. The international interest for national activities to be managed effectively is indisputable. This is just as true for nuclear security as it is for nuclear safety.

APLN members call upon governments to take the following steps to strengthen nuclear security internationally….

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