OPCW Awarded Nobel Peace Prize


PHOTO: Marion Doss
PHOTO: Marion Doss

The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for overseeing the destruction of nearly 82 percent of the total 71,194 metric tons of declared chemical weapons in the world. The organization includes 190 member nations and abides by the Chemical Weapons Convention prohibiting the use of these weapons and mandating their destruction. Not one chemical weapons inspector has been killed since the OPCW’s creation in 1997.

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