OPCW / NOBEL PRIZE WRAP

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced today (11 Oct) it was awarding the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its work eliminating chemical weapons.

 

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STORY: OPCW / NOBEL PRIZE WRAP
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DATELINE: 11 OCTOBER 2013, BRUNEI / SEPTEMBER 2013, SYRIA / 30 SEPTEMBER 2013, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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OPCW - SEPTEMBER 2013, SYRIA


11 OCTOBER 2013 ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

1.Tracking shot, an OPCW staff congratulates OPCW’s Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü on being awarded the Nobel Prize award
2.Various shots, Ahmet Üzümcü enters conference room with staff applauding
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):
“The Nobel committee has just announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize for Peace has been awarded to the OPCW.”
4.Med shot, staff applauding
5.Med shot, sign OPCW
6.Wide shot, Ahmet Üzümcü walks to press conference podium
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):
“Today we are engaged in work which is meant to ensure that this atrocity is not repeated. Never in the history of our organisation have we been called on to verify a destruction program within such short timeframes – and in an ongoing conflict. We are conscious of the enormous trust that the international community has bestowed on us.”

30 SEPTEMBER 2013, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

8.Various shots, OPCW team prepping bags
9.Wide shot, OPCW team talking
10.Med shot, team members listening and putting on jackets
11.Med shot, OPCW staff putting on jacket and walking away
12.Tracking shot, van with OPCW team arriving to airport
13.Med shot, jet
14.Various shots, team uploading equipment to aircraft
15.Various shots, team entering aircraft
16.Med shot, prepping aircraft for departure
17.Med shot, aircraft departing


STORYLINE:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced today (11 Oct) it was awarding the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its work eliminating chemical weapons.

Following an official announcement to his staff OPCW’s Director-General, Ahmet Üzümcü, told reporters that the work that they are currently doing in Syria was something that has never been done before. “Never in the history of our organisation have we been called on to verify a destruction program within such short timeframes – and in an ongoing conflict. We are conscious of the enormous trust that the international community has bestowed on us.”

He said that the events in Syria had been a reminder of the work that still remains to be and that OPCW was engaged in work “which is meant to ensure that this atrocity is not repeated.”

Hailing its work on disarmament and non-proliferation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that while the OPCW is being recognized nearly 100 years after the first chemical attack, chemical weapons remain a “clear and present danger.”

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution in September calling for the speedy implementation of procedures drawn up by the OPCW “for the expeditious destruction of the Syrian Arab Republic's chemical weapons programme and stringent verification thereof.”
In the text, the 15-member Council underscored “that no party in Syria should use, develop, produce, acquire, stockpile, retain, or transfer chemical weapons.”
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