On January 8, 2014 The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Its key finding: Despite progress, including a valuable Nuclear Security Summit process, the global community must demand an effective and accountable global system for how nuclear materials should be secured to protect the world from catastrophic nuclear terrorism.
Released in advance of the March 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands, the NTI Index assesses 25 countries with one kilogram or more of weapons-usable nuclear material as well as 151 countries that have less than one kilogram or no materials but could be used as safe havens, staging grounds or transit points for illicit materials. The inaugural NTI Index was released in January 2012.
During the presentation which was attended by the Ambassador of Ukraine Olexander Motsyk its participants highly appreciated the role of Ukraine in getting rid of highly enriched uranium after historical 2010 Washington summit. At the initiative of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, in partnership with the U.S., Russia and the IAEA, Ukraine removed over 230 kg of sensitive hazardous materials, and the United States pledged to build in 2014 at the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology new neutron source facility on low enriched uranium for scientific and medical needs of Ukraine.
During the event the participants were shown video in which the Ambassador Motsyk discussed Ukraine’s role in strengthening nuclear safety.
The footage can be found at: http://ntiindex.org/news-items/eliminating-dangerous-nuclear-materials/