Nearly 50 ELN members have joined former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan; Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Óscar Arias; former US President, Jimmy Carter and many more in signing the Nuclear Threat Initiative's Call to Action on Nuclear Terrorism. The Call to Action urges heads of states to continue the work of protecting, securing and reducing the quantity of dangerous nuclear materials beyond the final Nuclear Security Summit which concluded earlier this month.
In addition, the ELN has published two exclusive pieces which examine the expectations and challenges on how to prevent nuclear terrorism after the Nuclear Security Summit process:
The fight against nuclear terrorism
French and British ELN members Lord Owen, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Paul Quilès and Bernard Norlain argue that as long as the threat of nuclear terrorism exists, the effort to secure and reduce weapons usable nuclear and radiological materials must continue.
After NSS glamour, sustainability questions linger
Miles Pomper, Senior Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, explains that the Nuclear Security Summits have ended without building a sufficiently strong framework and doubts about whether it will be built in the future.