May 23, 2013
2006 Goldman Prize recipient Craig Williams‘ campaign to safely dispose of the world’s stockpile of chemical weapons continues to keep him busy.
Williams was awarded the Prize for the major role he played in ensuring that safe disposal methods were put in place at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky and at stockpile incineration sites all over the country.
As a member of the Governor’s Commission on Chemical Weapons, and a central figure in the fight to eradicate chemical weapons, Williams has attended two sessions of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body overseeing global chemical weapon elimination efforts at The Hague in the Netherlands.
According to Williams, nearly 98% of the world’s population- or 188 countries- are party to the treaty and 78.5% of the world’s declared chemical weapons stock piles have been safely destroyed.
Since being awarded the Goldman Prize, Williams’ work has also been honored with the following recognitions:
AWARD/PROCLAMATION–“In Recognition for His Service to Our Community” – CITY OF BEREA –2006
AWARD/PROCLAMATION – “In Recognition of His Many Years of Service to Madison County Toward Making a Safer Environment” – MADISON COUNTY FISCAL COURT –2006
CITATION –“Recognizing the Exceptional Accomplishments Achieved by This Citizen” – COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES –2007
HONORARY DOCTORATE –“Distinguished Activist” – “Tireless Advocate for the Public Good” EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY –2008
Congratulations and keep up the good work, Craig!