• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica, Arias Receive Pacifism Award

April 13, 2007

An international spiritual organization granted Costa Rica and President Oscar Arias the Shining World Leadership Award this week in honor of the pacifist record of both the country and its head of state.

The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association praised the government’s 1948 decision to abolish its army, as well as Arias’ more recent disarmament initiatives including the Costa Rica Consensus and the Arms Trade Treaty, now under consideration in the United Nations.

The spiritual association, led by Vietnamese-born leader Ching Hai, is an international group that seeks to promote peace, solidarity and charity, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial, where a marble plaque to commemorate the award was unveiled Tuesday. Canada, Slovenia, Japan, the United States, Belgium and India also received awards from the association this year in the areas of spiritual and social growth, as well as animal, environmental and human rights.

 

You may be interested

Official communication: Costa Rica’s land borders remain closed
Costa Rica
2789 views
Costa Rica
2789 views

Official communication: Costa Rica’s land borders remain closed

The Tico Times - February 26, 2021

As we first reported earlier this week, Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least April. Throughout March,…

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office
Costa Rica
3512 views
Costa Rica
3512 views

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., on Thursday opened a new office in Costa Rica to support the…

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities
Costa Rica
2606 views
Costa Rica
2606 views

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities

The Tico Times - February 25, 2021

The Costa Rican government this week issued a decree creating a new type of park within the framework of the…