2014, NSS in The Hague

The Netherlands hosted the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on 24 and 25 March 2014.

2012, NSS in Seoul

In 2012 the second summit was held in Seoul. The concrete results of the summit were presented in the Seoul Communiqué.

2010, NSS in Washington

NSS in Washington
The first Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington. The results of the summit were set down in the Washington Work Plan.

2009, Obama in Prague

In 2009 President Obama delivered a speech in Prague in which he called nuclear terrorism one of the greatest threats to international security.

Results of the NSS

We are working to prevent nuclear terrorism by:

  1. Reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world
  2. Improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources
  3. Improving international cooperation


The Hague: city of Peace & Justice

Peace Palace

The Peace Palace is often called the seat of international law because it houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library.

International Criminal Tribunal

The Hague houses International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
International Criminal Court

ICC and Eurojust

The International Criminal Court ICC is a permanent court established for the purpose of bringing individuals charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes to trial. Eurojust is one of the European Union’s agencies whose purpose is to improve cooperation among judicial authorities in the EU member states in connection with serious organised crime in the EU.


The Binnenhof ('Inner Court') in The Hague is a complex of buildings in The Hague's city centre. At its centre, one finds the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) and the court is studded with monumental old buildings testifying to eight centuries of governing in the Low Countries.


Europol, with its headquarters in The Hague, is the law enforcement agency of the European Union whose aim is to help achieve a safer Europe by supporting EU law enforcement agencies in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism.