A well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize for OPCW
IPPNW congratulates the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for being awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Not only has OPCW done remarkable work in overseeing the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons, it has spent the past 16 years laboring to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention and to demonstrate in very practical ways that international cooperation under the rule of law can deal effectively with the problem of abhorrent, inhumane weapons once they have been delegitimized and made illegal. This is a well-deserved honor.
As the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, IPPNW takes additional encouragement from OPCW’s accomplishments as we continue to campaign for a treaty that will ban—and ultimately eliminate—nuclear weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction that have not yet been prohibited by international law.