Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Materials Security
Fostering Nuclear Security Leadership and Innovation
Since 2012, the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities has held 16 full meetings, in-person and virtually, and today the Global Dialogue continues to be a unique forum that convenes senior government officials, representatives from international organizations, leading non-government experts, and nuclear industry professionals from around the world for open, discreet, and frank conversations focused on strengthening the international nuclear security architecture. This report lays out the powerful set of lessons that have emerged from ten years of Global Dialogue meetings that can guide governments, civil society, and international organizations in ongoing efforts to strengthen nuclear security.
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The Nuclear Threat Initiative has convened government officials, experts, representatives from international organizations, and industry leaders since 2012 to define what a truly comprehensive and effective global nuclear security system would look like and has developed related recommendations. This paper is the culmination of this work and lays out a vision for strengthening the global nuclear security system and the steps needed to achieve it, including after the summit process ends.
This primer provides an overview of the key agreements, guidelines, multilateral engagement mechanisms, and implementation services that make up today’s nuclear security system.
This paper identifies key elements of the existing nuclear security system, reveals gaps in the existing system, and describes the characteristics of a strengthened global nuclear security system.