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As a homage to the team that very succesfully delivered the Nuclear Summit 2014,  the creators of the Event Model Canvas engaged 150 event professionals to map out the canvas and consolidate the findings op this epic event into one Event Model Canvas. The Canvas was handed as a gift to the organisers. [blockquote align=”right” author=”President Barack Obama”]It has been truly gezellig.”[/blockquote]   In 2009 President Obama delivered a speech in Prague in which he called nuclear terrorism one of the greatest threats to international security. With that in mind, Mr Obama hosted the first Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington DC in 2010, in order to draw attention, at the highest possible level, to the need to secure nuclear material and thus prevent nuclear terrorism. Forty-seven countries and three international organisations participated in the first summit. In 2012 the second NSS was held in Seoul.


Fifty-three countries and four international organisations were invited. The first summit was concerned with making political agreements, while the follow-up in Seoul focused on the progress made on implementing those agreements. The third NSS, in The Hague in 2014, centred on the results achieved and the future. Under the NSS process, countries work to improve their nuclear security on the basis of the Washington Work Plan, which contains numerous measures and action points. In Seoul a number of additional action points were formulated and set down in the Seoul Communiqué. The NSS process is ongoing, and since 2009 has required world leaders and diplomats to devote extra attention to the issue of nuclear security. Extensive consultations are held in the run-up to every summit. For NSS 2014 this process started in 2012. The negotiators for the various countries, known as sherpas and sous sherpas, discuss the progress made and confer on key themes, work plans and measures. Ultimately, these negotiations lead to decisions, which are later affirmed at the summit and published in a communiqué.

Results of the NSS
58 World Leaders 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
Delegations arrived on Sunday and Monday, 23 and 24 March 2014 in The Netherlands
The Summit started on Monday, March 24 at 13.30.
Delegations were received by Dutch prime minister Rutte at the World Forum.
After the official opening, the plenary meeting started.
In the evening, there was a reception by HM the King at the Royal Palace with working dinner Tuesday, March 25, the plenary meeting continued at 9.00. Also, there were bilateral meetings
After the official picture of the heads of delegation and the closing session, the NSS 2014 ended with a press conference in the media center.
Most delegations left on Tuesday and Wednesday 25 and 26 March.


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