Nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security, and strong nuclear security measures are the most effective means to prevent terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials.In addition to our shared goals of nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, we also all share the objective of nuclear security. Therefore those gathered here in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2010, commit to strengthen nuclear security and reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism. Success will require responsible national actions and sustained and effective international cooperation.
The BBC story “Barack Obama's Nuclear Summit of Small Victories” points out that many of the same issues will be discussed again during the review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The United Nations web site has information about the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which will be held in May 2010 at UN headquarters in New York.
Browsing the Relative Index yields entries like the following:
Nuclear disarmament 327.1747
Nuclear disarmament—law of nations 341.734
Nuclear nonproliferation 327.1747
Nuclear nonproliferation—law of nations 341.734
Nuclear terrorism 363.3255
The interdisciplinary number for works on nuclear nonproliferation is 327.1747 Nuclear disarmament, which has the class-here note “Class here strategic arms limitation, limitation of specific nuclear weapons.” In the upward hierarchy are 327.17 International cooperation and 327 International relations. Examples of works classed in 327.1747 are Nuclear Nonproliferation, Nonproliferation Norms: Why States Choose Nuclear Restraint, and Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation: Achieving Security with Technology and Policy.
Works that emphasize legal aspects of nuclear nonproliferation are classed in 341.734 Control of nuclear weapons. In the upward hierarchy are 341 Law of nations, which has the class-here note “Class here international law, public international law,” and 341.7 International cooperation. An example of a work classed in 341.734 is Nuclear Weapons and International Law in the Post Cold War World. Although the entry 341.734 Control of nuclear weapons has an add footnote (“Add as instructed under 341.2–341.7”), the notation for treaties from the add table under 341.2–341.7 Specific topics is not added for a discussion like Extending the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Legal Questions Faced by the Parties in 1995 because of the second note at 026 Treaties, codes, cases: “Do not use for discussions, commentaries, or popular works; class with the subject in 341.2–341.7 without further subdivision.”
The interdisciplinary number for nuclear terrorism is 363.3255 Nuclear terrorism. In the upward hierarchy is 363.3 Other aspects of public safety. A work on prevention of nuclear terrorism in the United States—e.g., Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe—is classed in 363.325570973 (built with 363.3255 plus 7 Measures to prevent, protect against, limit effects of problems from the add table under 362–363 Specific social problems and services, following the add footnote at 363.3255, plus T1—09 Geographic treatment plus T2—73 United States, following instructions at T1—093–T1—099 Treatment by specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds).