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the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
An exterior view of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) building in The Hague, The Netherlands, 11 October 2013. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. The prize is 'a message to all who have not ratified the convention and those who have not honoured their obligations to the convention,' Norwegian Nobel committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland said at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on 11 October. (EPA/BAS CZERWINSKI)

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

October 11, 2013

The global chemical weapons watchdog charged with overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile during a civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organization with a modest budget, dispatched its experts after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 people in August. (Reuters)