New report evaluates the fight against nuclear terrorism
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) is an international partnership that was launched ten years ago following a proposal made by the Russian Federation and the United States of America. The purpose of the Initiative is to reinforce the global capacity to prevent, detect and respond to nuclear and radiological terrorism and to improve readiness in situations where nuclear and radiological materials are out of regular control.
On the occasion of the anniversary the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Netherlands have commissioned an independent study on the Initiative. The report considers the role of the GICNT in the broader international framework of nuclear security cooperation. It gives an assessment on the achievements of the GICNT during the past ten years as well as challenges and opportunities for the future.
The report is written jointly by SaferGlobe Finland and the Centre for Conflict and Security Law (CCSL) at the University of Amsterdam. The views expressed in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of the GICNT or any states or third parties involved in the GICNT.
The latest Plenary Meeting of the GICNT was hosted by Finland in Helsinki in June 2015. Finland is currently Chair of the Nuclear Detection Working Group, which is one of the three expert bodies of the Global Initiative.