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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1997 in The Hague.


OPCW is the implementing body of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, adopted in Geneva on 3 September 1992, otherwise known as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).


The Republic of Moldova signed the CWC on 13 January 1993 and ratified it on 19 July 1995. As a State Party of the CWC, Moldova became an OPCW Member State in 1997.


As of today the OPCW has 190 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free from chemical weapons. They share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security.


The OPCW was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons".


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