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FOREIGN AFFAIRS WILL COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIvERSARy OF OPCW.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will commemorate the 20th anniversary of establishment of the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the entry into force of the chemical weapons convention (CWC) on December 11, by lighting a thousand butter lamps at the National Memorial Chorten. 2017 is a special year for the OPCW as it marks the 20th Anniversary of its establishment and also the 20th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

The OPCW is the implementing agency for the CWC which entered into force on 29 April 1997. lts mission is to implement the provisions of the CWC to achieve a world free of chemical weapons. The OPCW received the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

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Date:Dec 9, 2017
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