OPCW – The Hague award now open for nominations!

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in partnership with the City of The Hague has opened a call for nominations for the 2022 OPCW-The Hague Award.  This edition of the award will have expanded eligibility criteria and new category for young professionals.

Established in 2014, the Award extends the legacy of the OPCW’s 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons’. The Award is part of the OPCW’s ongoing effort to highlight significant contributions made by individuals and organisations, from academia, research, the chemical industry; and civil society to achieve a world free of chemical weapons. 

Expanded eligibility

For this year’s award, the eligibility criteria have been expanded to reflect the wide mission of the OPCW to address emerging challenges. The Award also comprises a new category for young professionals, to ensure its future viability and to serve as an outreach tool to the younger generation.  

The €90,000 cash prize may be awarded to up to three recipients, each of whom will receive a share of the total. Nominations are being accepted until 1 October 2022. 

 The nominations will be evaluated by a panel comprising of the Director-General of the OPCW, the Mayor of The Hague, the Chairperson of the Executive Council of the OPCW, and officials from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

An award ceremony will take place on 28 November 2022 during the Organisation’s annual Conference of the States Parties, held in The Hague.  

Do you know a person or an organisation that could be eligible?
Full details of the eligibility criteria and requirements for nominations, as well as the online nomination form, are now available on the OPCW website.