Mallala Yousafzai

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The reaction has been “quite negative”, according to a Guardian summary. In part, this is because the prize did not go to Mallala Yousafzai. It is anti-climactic when the celebrators of Mandela, Walesa, King and Gorbachev opt for a faceless bureaucracy. The award also feels like an incentive for future efforts rather than a celebration of past endeavours.