Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical weapons watchdog
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) director-general Ahmet Uzumcu speaks during a press conference in The Hague on October 11, 2013. OPCW, the watchdog now overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal, won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to rid the world of the devastating weapons.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on Friday that it would award its 2013 Peace Prize to a United Nations group tasked with destroying Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons received the award as pressure mounts worldwide for it to successfully dismantle Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons amid a bloody civil war.
The BBC's Paul Adams has been following the announcement from London and tells Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the OPCW and the challenges the organization faces.