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OPCW-The Hague Award 2024: Celebrating Contributions to a Chemical Weapons-Free World (Total cash prize of €90,000)

OPCW-The Hague Award 2024: Celebrating Contributions to a Chemical Weapons-Free World (Total cash prize of €90,000)

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in collaboration with the City of The Hague, has announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious 2024 OPCW-The Hague Award. This initiative seeks to honor outstanding contributions towards achieving a world free of chemical weapons.

Established in 2014, following the OPCW’s receipt of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts in chemical weapons elimination, the OPCW-The Hague Award recognizes individuals and organizations from diverse sectors such as academia, research, chemical industry, and civil society. These contributions are pivotal in advancing the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), focusing on areas such as preventing chemical weapons re-emergence, promoting peaceful uses of chemistry, and supporting victims of chemical weapons.

Key Details:

  • Deadline: July 31, 2024
  • Award Categories: Contributions include preventing chemical terrorism, enhancing preparedness for chemical incidents, and promoting awareness and universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
  • Prize: A total cash prize of €90,000, to be awarded among up to three recipients.

Nomination Process:

Nominations can be submitted via the online form available on the OPCW website. The evaluation panel consists of distinguished figures including the Director-General of the OPCW, the Mayor of The Hague, the Chairperson of the Executive Council of the OPCW, and representatives from international chemical associations.

Recognition and Ceremony:

An award ceremony will be held during the OPCW’s annual Conference of the States Parties, scheduled for November 25-29, 2024, in The Hague. This event not only acknowledges outstanding achievements but also underscores the collective global effort towards eliminating chemical weapons and promoting chemical safety worldwide.


Ambassador Fernando Arias, Director-General of the OPCW, emphasized the award’s significance: “The OPCW-The Hague Award is an important platform to honor global efforts towards achieving a world free of chemical weapons.”

Mr. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague, expressed pride in the city’s role: “The Hague, as the international city of peace and justice, is honored to collaborate with the OPCW in recognizing contributions to global peace and security.”

Get Involved:

For detailed eligibility criteria and to submit nominations, visit HERE. Join us in celebrating those dedicated to safeguarding the world against chemical threats.

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