Nuclear Security Summit

Concept: Nuclear Security Summit
Topic: International Relations
Category: Health
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Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

The National Security Summit or NSS is a global summit with the objective of checking nuclear terrorism all over the world. The maiden summit was in the USA at Washington, D.C in the year 2010. It was conducted at the initiative of the then US president Barack Obama and saw participation from 47 countries. The goal of the summit was to enhance nuclear security all over the world by augmenting cooperation and secure concrete agreements which would secure nuclear materials and facilities. As a result of the NSS, the Washington Work Plan was created. This is a set of action points and concrete plans. The Washington Communique was also set out which consists of the commitments and declarations of intent of the various participating nations.