Inspectors destroying Syria’s chemical weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

The body overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.

The OPCW recently sent inspectors to dismantle Syria’s assemblage of chemical weapons, which is the first time they have worked in an active war zone.

The body will receive a gold medal and 8million Swedish Kronor, which is approximately £800,000.

There were a record number of 259 nominees for this year’s Peace prize, the list of which remains a secret.

Mollie Perella