Story: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

John Key at the Nuclear Security Summit, Washington DC, 2010

John Key at the Nuclear Security Summit, Washington DC, 2010

This image shows Prime Minister John Key (second from right), representing New Zealand at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC in April 2010. Facing him is Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council (far left). The Nuclear Security Summit was an international meeting hosted by US President Barack Obama. The meeting discussed securing nuclear materials and preventing their smuggling for use by terrorist groups. New Zealand has joined a number of international counter-terrorism initiatives, including the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) of 2003 and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) of 2006. These aimed to prevent the trafficking of nuclear materials and their use by terrorist groups. New Zealand is also a signatory to the Nuclear Terrorism Convention of 2005, a United Nations agreement.

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Lance Beath, 'Terrorism and counter-terrorism - New Zealand in the ‘War on Terror’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Lance Beath, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2021