2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul: What Issues will the Leaders Discuss |

2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul: What Issues will the Leaders Discuss


The first Nuclear Security Summit, held in Washington in 2010, acknowledged nuclear terrorism as one of the most challenging global threats in the post 9/11 era, underscoring the necessity for effective international cooperation to secure nuclear material and prevent nuclear smuggling. With the number of nuclear reactors worldwide set to double in the next 30 years from the current 433, the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011 has brought a few tenor to the discussions of global nuclear security.

Against this backdrop, over 50 world leaders will gather at the second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul from 26-27 March 2012. Beyond assessing the progress made since the political consensus of the Washington Summit, the Seoul Summit will seek to forge a practical vision for implementation of key nuclear security objectives, such as the management of highly-enriches uranium and plutonium and early detection of illicit trafficking. In the wake of the Fukushima crisis, the Summit will also consider nuclear safety as an aspect of nuclear security.

Ambassador Oh Joon of the Republic of Korea will outline the agenda of the Seoul Summit, highlighting key issues that are likely to  dominate discussions. Drawing on his experience as Korea's Sherpa during the earl stages of the Nuclear Security Summit process in 2009-2010 and his expertise on disarmament/non-proliferation, Ambassador Oh will also share his views on the implications of nuclear security.

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His Excellency Mr. Oh Joon, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Singapore

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 2-1
Level 2, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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