Victims of Chemical Warfare Commemorated Today

This celebration is a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare and an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate these types of weapons. This organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.

Every November 30 is commemorated the Day of Commemoration of all the Victims of the Chemical War, as a reminder of the more than 100,000 deaths and the million victims who left this type of substances during the First World War.

Weapons of mass destruction have harassed humanity since their invention

This celebration is a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare and an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate these types of weapons. This organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.

Background: the end of chemical weapons

In 1997, the Chemical Weapons Convention was signed, an international treaty that prohibits the development, production, storage, transfer and use of chemical weapons, and also provides for the destruction of these weapons within a period of time. specific time.

What are chemical weapons?

Chemical weapons are actually biological toxins or laboratory substances, which are used to kill, wound or incapacitate the enemy.

Chemical weapons make use of substances made in a laboratory such as gases emitted by chlorine or any other substance that causes irritation or suffocation, both in the respiratory tract and in the central nervous system of people.

Movies that have been based on the dangers of chemical weapons

12 Monkeys (USA, 1995): Starring Bruce Willis, recounts the life of the inmate James Cole who in 2035 volunteered to travel back in time and prevent the terrorist group 12 Monkeys from detonating a biological weapon that forces the people to live underground.

The Rock (USA, 1996): Starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, the film tells how a group of ex-marines steal a set of missiles containing agent VX, a chemical weapon much more dangerous than sarin.

The Crazies (USA, 2010): A cult film, although not everyone liked it. It is an accident in a small town in the United States, where a military biological weapon is detonated, triggering the death and mutation of many people in the region.

Triple X (USA, 2002): Although it is an action film type, Mission Impossible, the plot is based on stopping a terrorist group called Anarchy 99, which seeks to attack various centers of the world with chemical weapons. It is one of the first films that Von Diesel starred in.

How to celebrate this day against chemical weapons?

You can attend events where people talk about biological and chemical weapons in the world, and why it is necessary to prevent their continued production.

You can also watch documentaries about it and share your opinion through social networks, along with reflections that invite countries not to use this type of substance.

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