• Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica signs letter supporting ban on nuclear weapons

February 11, 2013

President Laura Chinchilla on Monday signed a letter of support for the global call to ban nuclear weapons.

During a ceremony held at Casa Presidencial, Chinchilla received 1,000 paper cranes made by the students of the University for Peace (UPEACE) and representatives of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), as a symbol of support of a world free from nuclear weapons.

“Peace cannot be only the subject of prayers for some people, it is the most natural human asset we have,” the president said.

“These beautiful cranes made by hands full of the hope of many young people will be able to spread their wings to more countries every day,” she added.

UPEACE Rector Victor Valle said the initiative aims to deliver 1,000 paper cranes to every political leader in the world to support the ban on the use and storage of nuclear weapons.

In addition to Chinchilla, other top politicians also have signed ICAN’s letter, including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of state of Afghanistan, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Slovenia, Spain, France, Greece, Kazakhstan, Marshall Islands, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia and Vanuatu.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast
Pic of the Day
24 views
Pic of the Day
24 views

Pic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast

The Tico Times - August 19, 2019

Costa Rica is not a country known for its cuisine or renowned for unique national dishes. But even Google knows…

More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill
Costa Rica
52 views
Costa Rica
52 views

More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2019

An alarm blared throughout downtown San José. Users flooded Twitter with the hashtag #TemblorCR. And throughout Costa Rica, more than…

Illegal fishing strains Gulf of Nicoya fishing communities
Costa Rica
25 views
Costa Rica
25 views

Illegal fishing strains Gulf of Nicoya fishing communities

David Bolaños Acuña and Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - August 19, 2019

In Puerto Níspero, about 9 km from Puente de la Amistad in Guanacaste, Leandro Espinoza has just disembarked. It's three…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!