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President Obama's Nuclear Security Agenda

September 24, 2009

On September 24, 2009, President Obama chaired an historic meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), during which the UNSC unanimously cosponsored and adopted a resolution committing to work toward a world without nuclear weapons and endorsing a broad framework of actions to reduce global nuclear dangers.

The National Nuclear Security Administration will play a key role in implementing many elements of the unprecedented nuclear security agenda enshrined in that resolution. The following are excerpts from President Obama’s address to the UNSC along with links to fact sheets about the NNSA programs that with accomplish those objectives:

“Today, the Security Council endorsed a global effort to lock down all vulnerable nuclear
materials within four years. The United States will host a summit next April to advance
this goal and help all nations achieve it.”

--President Barack Obama, September 24, 2009

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