The fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington, D.C. on March 31st and April 1st, 2016. Leaders from more than 50 countries met to assess progress and set new goals for securing nuclear weapons-usable materials. Most countries provided updates on their progress in increasing security for nuclear weapons-usable materials. Many countries agreed to further action by signing up to “gift baskets.” All participating states agreed to a consensus communiqué, as well as action plans for five international organizations that are supposed to sustain momentum behind enhancing nuclear security once the summit process is over. The documents from the summit are assembled below. 

Official Communiqué
“The threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism remains one of the greatest challenges to international security, and the threat is constantly evolving. We, the leaders, gathered in Washington, D.C. on the first day of April, 2016 on the occasion of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, are proud to observe that the Summits have since 2010 raised awareness of this threat and driven many tangible, meaningful and lasting improvements in nuclear security. The Summits have also strengthened the nuclear security architecture at national, regional and global levels,…” (read more)

Action Plans

The Action Plans are supposed to identify the nuclear security roles for five international institutions after the summit process ends.

United Nations        
International Atomic Energy Agency        
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction

2016 National Progress Reports

Algeria; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Brazil; Canada (French) (English); Chile; China; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; European Union; Finland; France; Gabon; Germany; Hungary; India; Indonesia; INTERPOL; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Lithuania; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Philippines; Poland; Republic of Korea; Romania; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of AmericaVietnam

2016 National Statements

Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada (French) (English); Chile; Egypt (Arabic)(English); Finland; Germany; Kazakhstan; Lithuania; Morocco (French)(English)(Arabic); New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Philippines; Saudi Arabia (Arabic)(English); Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; UkraineUnited Kingdom

2016 Joint Statements          [+] Indicates available fact sheet

VIEWList of 2016 NSS Joint Statement commitments (by statement) | (by country)

2016 Gift Baskets

A Gift Basket is a specific nuclear security commitment made by a group of summit participants, often in the form of a joint statement.

Fact Sheets

Other Summit Documents