The 75 partner nations of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (Global Initiative) will meet in The Hague, the Netherlands on 16-17 June for the 2009 Plenary Meeting. They will focus on enhancing the Global Initiative and international partnerships, including by sharing best practices among the Partner nations and will welcome Uzbekistan and Mauritius, nations that endorsed the Global Initiative since the 2008 Plenary Meeting, into the partnership. To date partners have conducted over thirty Global Initiative workshops, conferences, and exercises aimed to build capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to acts of nuclear terrorism. Partners of the Global Initiative will be joined by official observers from the European Union (EU), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
The Hague Plenary is the latest opportunity for all Global Initiative partners “to develop partnership capacity to combat nuclear terrorism on a determined and systematic basis” as set out in their agreed Statement of Principles.
For additional information on the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, please refer to: www.state.gov/t/isn/c18406.htm