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OPCW - The Hague Award - Call for Nominations

OPCW Director General Ahmet Üzümcü displays the Nobel diploma and medallion.

OPCW: The 2013 Nobel Peace Laureate

Deadline: 15 September 2014

On 11 October 2013, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. In its press release following the announcement of the award, the Committee stated that “[b]y means of the present award to the OPCW, the Committee is seeking to contribute to the elimination of chemical weapons”.

In his Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, the Director-General of the OPCW, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, noted that “[t]his award recognises our combined efforts. Efforts which flow from the collective spirit of the OPCW in working towards a common good that serves all humanity.”

The Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW consisted of a medal, a diploma, and a cash prize of approximately EUR 900,000. The Director-General, in consultation with States Parties and other stakeholders, decided that in order to create a lasting legacy of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize award to the OPCW, the Organisation, in partnership with the City of The Hague, has established an annual “OPCW–The Hague Award”.

Transloading of Syrian Chemicals onto the Cape Ray Completed Without Incident at Port of Gioia Tauro

The OPCW has verified that the entire consignment of 600 metric tonnes of Priority 1 chemicals from the Syrian arsenal has been successfully transloaded from the Danish cargo ship Ark Futura onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray. The transloading took place without incident at the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy with the presence of OPCW inspectors, who continuously monitored the process. Read the press release

Announcement to media on last consignment of chemicals leaving Syria

Statement by Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General OPCW

Just under 9 months ago in October, I addressed you members of the press - in this same place, here in The Hague - to announce the deployment of the first OPCW inspectors to Syria to begin an historic and unprecedented mission. Read the press release

OPCW Deputy Director-General Visits India and Inaugurates 12th Regional Meeting of National Authorities in Asia

The OPCW Deputy Director-General, Mrs. Grace Asirwatham, together with the Chairman of the Indian National Authority, Dr. Prajapati Trivedi, inaugurated the Twelfth Regional Meeting of National...18 July 2014Full story

Sub-regional Training on Technical Aspects of the CWC Transfers Regime Held in South Africa

The OPCW and National Authority of South Africa jointly organised a training course for customs officers in east and southern Africa on the technical aspects of the transfers’ regime of the Chemical...17 July 2014Full story

Workshop to Coordinate Assistance and Protection Held in Madrid

The 14th annual workshop to coordinate assistance and protection under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention was jointly organized by the OPCW and Spain’s CWC National Authority from 1 to 3...08 July 2014Full story

Parliamentarians from Viet Nam visit the OPCW

A delegation of Parliamentarians from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam led by the Vice-President of the National Assembly, H.E. Uong Chu Luu, visited the OPCW on 2 July 2014 and met with the...03 July 2014Full story

Transloading of Syrian Chemicals onto the Cape Ray Completed Without Incident at Port of Gioia Tauro

The OPCW has verified that the entire consignment of 600 metric tonnes of Priority 1 chemicals from the Syrian arsenal has been successfully transloaded from the Danish cargo ship Ark Futura onto the...02 July 2014Full story


List of links to recent journal articles on chemical disarmament, non-proliferation and other related issues.

The promise of the Syrian chemical weapons plan Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Kingston Reif, 12 June 2014

Eliminating Syria's chemical weapons Chemistry World

Nina Notman, 22 May 2014

The Chemical Weapons Convention: Preventative Measures Against Horror (Part 1 of 3) Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

Katherine York, 07 May 2014


These links are being provided for information purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in the publications are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the OPCW. Items are posted here as a service to website readers and do not imply endorsement by the OPCW. The OPCW does not provide any guarantee, expressed or implied, that the information presented is accurate or timely, and does not contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies. The OPCW is not responsible for the content of third party websites.

Call for Nominations for Five Courses on the Development of Analytical Skills at VERIFIN

30 May 2014 — 21 November 2014 | Helsinki, Finland

The OPCW Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) wishes to inform Member States that in 2014 it will hold five courses on the development of analytical skills, at the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention...

Call for Nominations for the Fifteenth Regional Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in the GRULAC region

29 July 2014 — 31 July 2014 | Santiago, Chile

On behalf of the Government of Chile and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Director-General wishes to invite National Authorities to nominate participants to attend the Fifteenth Regional Meeting of National Authori...

Call for Nominations for the First Regional Assistance-and-Protection Course for States Parties in the GRULAC Region

18 August 2014 — 22 August 2014 | Río de Janeiro, Brazil

On behalf of the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the OPCW, the Director-General wishes to invite Member States in the Latin American and Caribbean region to nominate participants for the First Regional Assistance-and-Protection Ex...


Latest Documents

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Invitation to Apply for a Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Programme for the Asian Region Towards Implementation of Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia, 12-28 October 2014 Invitation to Apply for a Natural Products Chemistry Training and Development Programme for the Asian Region Towards Implementation of Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia, 12-28 October 2014 08/07/2014 Details
Invitation to Apply for Two Courses on Chemical Safety Management, Wuppertal, Germany, 3-7 November 2014 Invitation to Apply for Two Courses on Chemical Safety Management, Wuppertal, Germany, 3-7 November 2014 08/07/2014 Details
Statement of the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Copenhagen, 25 June 2014 Statement of the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Copenhagen, 25 June 2014 25/06/2014 Details
Handbook on Chemicals 2014 Handbook on Chemicals 2014 24/06/2014 Details
Director-General's remarks at the Tenth Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Director-General's remarks at the Tenth Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation 23/06/2014 Details
Director-General's Address at the ACUNS Annual Meeting, Istanbul 19 June 2014 Director-General's Address at the ACUNS Annual Meeting, Istanbul 19 June 2014 19/06/2014 Details
Declarations Handbook 2013 - Forms Declarations Handbook 2013 - Forms 10/06/2014 Details
Declarations Handbook 2013: Sections A, B, C, K, L and M & Appendices 1 and 3 to 8 Declarations Handbook 2013: Sections A, B, C, K, L and M & Appendices 1 and 3 to 8 09/06/2014 Details
Call for Nominations for a Basic Course for Personnel of National Authorities Involved in the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, The Hague, The Netherlands Call for Nominations for a Basic Course for Personnel of National Authorities Involved in the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, The Hague, The Netherlands 07/06/2014 Details
Statement of the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, at the opening session of the World Congress on CBRNe Science and Consequence Management Statement of the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, at the opening session of the World Congress on CBRNe Science and Consequence Management 02/06/2014 Details

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190 nations, 98% of the global population, have joined the OPCW.

60,036, or 82.78%, of the world's declared stockpile of 72,524 metric tonnes of chemical agent have been destroyed.

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