OPCW Wins The Nobel Peace Prize 2013


From left to right: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Malik Ellahi, political adviser to Director General Ahmet Uzumcu; External Relations Director and team leader Wang Ju; Declarations Branch head Nihad Alihodzic; and Chemical Demilitarisation Branch head Dominique Anelli attend a news conference in The Hague, Oct. 9, 2013. United Photos / Reuters

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been announced as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. The Nobel committee has said it won the award for “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” The Nobel committee went on to explain why the work of the OPCW is so important for peace, saying:

“The conventions and the work of the OPCW have defined the use of chemical
weapons as a taboo under international law. Recent events in Syria, where
chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to
enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons.”

Ahead of the official announcement, Norwegian news organization NRK announced the OPCW was “likely” to win for their work with the United Nations in efforts to review and destroy Syria’s “stockpiles of chemical weapons.”

Malala Yousafzai, 16, was the favourite to win for her activism in equality and education. If Yousafzai had won she would have been the youngest ever Peace laureate.

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