To Sustain High-Level Political Attention on Nuclear Security, Leaders at the 2016 Summit Must:

 

Define a path to sustain momentum and high-level attention

If the summits end without a mechanism to enable continued progress and to ensure implementation of existing commitments, nuclear security efforts risk backsliding. Defining a path forward must be a priority for the 2016 summit. Leaders need to identify a coalition of willing partners who will maintain momentum; track and catalyze future progress through the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), the key legal agreement underpinning nuclear materials security; and provide appropriate resources to the IAEA to meet an expanded role. States must also prioritize national resources to support these efforts.