OPCW / SG NOBEL PRIZE

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Hailing its work on disarmament and non-proliferation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the OPCW and said this recognition "occurs nearly 100 years after the first chemical attack and 50 days after the appalling use of chemical weapons in Syria." UNTV

 

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STORY: OPCW / SG NOBEL PRIZE
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SOURCE: OPCW / UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 OCTOBER 2013, BRUNEI

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11 OCTOBER 2013, BRUNEI

1. Wide shot, plane on Tarmac
2. Med shot, Ban sitting in lounge
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I am pleased to congratulate the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for being awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. This recognition occurs nearly 100 years after the first chemical attack and 50 days after the appalling use of chemical weapons in Syria. Tragically the threat of chemical weapons remains a clear and present danger. The OPCW has a specific task to eliminate the chemical weapons and prevent them from ever re-emerging. We must work together to prevent the chemical weapons. Like the United Nations, the mission of OPCW was born from a fundamental abhorrence at the atrocities of war. OPCW and the United Nations have been working hand in hand to prevent and eliminate chemical weapons, and we are honoured to work in this noble mission to prevent the chemical weapons for all the people and for all times. Together we must ensure that the fog of war will never be again composed of poison gas.”
4. Wide shot, Ban boarding plane with Yoo Soon-Taek
5. Med shot, Ban in plane with Yoo Soon-Taek

STORYLINE:

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

Hailing its work on disarmament and non-proliferation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the OPCW and said this recognition "occurs nearly 100 years after the first chemical attack and 50 days after the appalling use of chemical weapons in Syria."

"Tragically" he said, "the threat of chemical weapons remains a clear and present danger."

Ban noted that the OPCW "has a specific task to eliminate the chemical weapons and prevent them from ever re-emerging" and pointed out that, like the United Nations, "the mission of OPCW was born from a fundamental abhorrence at the atrocities of war."

He added that together, both organizations "must ensure that the fog of war will never be again composed of poison gas.”

The Security Council is expected to approve a first-of-its-kind OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria following the landmark work carried out by the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Mission.

The OPCW, with 190 Member States, is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. Among its goals, the Convention aims to destroy all existing chemical weapons under international verification, and to assist and protect Member States from chemical weapons threats.
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