OPCW THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER

 

 

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“We were aware that our work silently but surely was contributing to peace in the world,”this is the response of Ahmet Uzumcu, the director general of the OPCW after it was selected for the  2013 Nobel Peace Prize. It is the UN based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 189 countries have membership in this organization. They all work hand in hand as the watchdogs against the use of chemical weapons. The headquarters is at Hague, Holland, it is in the news for the past one month, as the works of the organization at Syria is observed by the world. They are deputed to Syria to destroy the chemical weapons there. The Syrian Chemical Weapon tragedy forced the world to think of destroying the chemical weapons there, and the active involvement of the OPCW was honored with this Nobel Peace Prize.

It is the second consecutive year that the Nobel Peace Prize was won by an organization, in 2012, it was won by the European Union. OPCW was nowhere  in the news in the chances of winning the Nobel Prize, all expected the Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistan educational activist. If she had won it, she would have been the youngest to win the prize.

At the time of the world possessing chemical weapons, the award points to the relevance of such an organization to destroy the destructor of the humanity. The whole world is under the threat of the chemical weapons, almost all countries claim that they have chemical weapons and it has become a threat; as any country may use it against its opponent. We may be destroying our new generation and our kids. What will be the after effect, if it falls in the hands of terrorist. The OPCW members are determinant to find out the chemical weapons are destroy it. This Nobel Peace Prize is the recognition for their works and it will boost their activities. They are observed and they are honored, they need it to go forward with their duties.

“Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons,” the Nobel committee in its citation observed. This award will definitely enhance their efforts to destroy the destructor.

 

Courtesy:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/chemical-weapons-watchdog-wins-nobel-peace-prize.html?emc=edit_na_20131011&_r=0

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SYRIA: USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

 

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For the past two days, we are hearing the terrific news of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Syrian rebels claim that, the Syria government led by Bashar al- Assad used the chemical weapons against them to suppress their movements against the authority. Around 1,300 people were reportedly killed. The government accuses the rebels.

The death toll is rising, the real sufferers are women and children. It is really pathetic to see the photos of the dead children,what they  have done, what is the mistakes they have committed? Nothing! they are the innocent victims, they are the little angels who were deprived of their right to live.

The world and the UN have the awareness that Syria possesses chemical weapons and they all feared that they may use it or the rebels may use it. We don’t know, who have used it, we don’t want to know it. The only thing, we know is the innocent faces of the children and poor women. The developed countries and the UN proved their inability to react spontaneously, they are studying the possibilities of who have done this and what is the chemical used and they are scrutinizing the incident. Whatever be the intention, it proved man’s inefficiency, intolerance and greed for acquiring more; while claiming that we are a developed  high-tech world with intelligent citizens.

On 1988, the late ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, used chemical weapons against the Kurdish. We know the cruelty of it, but, we were not able to ban the use of deadly weapons. Most of the countries boast of having nuclear power; it is like a threat to the man kind. Anything can happen at any time. Who is safe, who is calm and who is stress free? We don’t have an answer. Each country desires to show off its power,while they claim at the same time of being the one world because of the high tech facilities.

Let us pray for the poor victims of Syria and it is the time to re-think about possessing nuclear weapons and chemical weapons. Each one has the right to live comfortably, let our kids have the freedom to enjoy the high-tech world as it is.