Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Central America-Caribbean Region

October 8, 2016

San José, Costa Rica—The vice president of Costa Rica and dignitaries from Central America and the Caribbean attended the UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Costa Rica. 

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Central America-Caribbean Celebrates International Day of Peace

September 23, 2015

Guadalupe, Costa Rica—UPF celebrated the International Day of Peace with events in four countries in Central America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica.

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First Central America-Caribbean Regional Conference Held in Costa Rica

June 25, 2015

San José, Costa Rica—UPF held its first conference for Central America and the Caribbean region, “Building bridges of peace,” on June 25. 

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UPF-Costa Rica: Moving Forward in 2015

January 24, 2015

CostaRica 2ndMeeting 2015 01 24San José, Costa Rica - Working with existing peace networks in 2015 is one of the plans made by UPF-Costa Rica at its second meeting of the year.

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Costa Rican Ambassadors for Peace Make Plans for 2015

January 12, 2015

CostaRica Planfor2015 2015 01 12San José, Costa Rica - In their first meeting of 2015, Costa Rican Ambassadors for Peace defined the two most important projects for the new year.

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UPF Chair Visits Costa Rica to Give Briefings about UPF

December 2, 2014

CostaRica-2014-12-02San Jose, Costa Rica - UPF Chairman Dr. Charles S. Yang visited San José Dec. 2-3, 2014, to meet government officials and brief them about the work of UPF.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Costa Rica

September 21, 2014

San Jose, Costa Rica - UPF-Costa Rica had a booth at a celebration of the International Day of Peace 2014 organized by Red de Paz (Peace Network), of which UPF Costa Rica is a part. On Sept. 27, UPF-Costa Rica will hold a program at the Peace Embassy called "Let's Promote a Culture of Peace and Unity in our Region."

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In the News: Costa Rican Recognized for Community Development Work

January 7, 2014

San Jose, Costa Rica - Marco Campos, age 49, has formed part of the communities of Nosara and Samara for the past 12 years, and his efforts to help these and other communities develop has not gone unnoticed. In December in San Jose, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) recognized him for his work to benefit the province of Guanacaste and the country.

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Day of Peace Observed in Television Programs and a Fair in Costa Rica

September 21, 2013

San Jose, Costa Rica - UPF-Costa Rica was part of the Peace Network that organized a peace fair on September 20 at the Plaza de la Cultura in San Jose in celebration of the International Day of Peace. 

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Celebrando el Día Internacional de la Paz en Costa Rica

September 5, 2013

San Jose, Costa Rica - Con una feria de paz en la Plaza de la Cultura, se celebró el Día internacional de la paz en Costa Rica el 20 de septiembre.

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Ambassadors for Peace Active in Costa Rica

July 2, 2013

San Jose, Costa Rica - UPF-Costa Rica is legally registered under the name "Asociación de Embajadores para la Paz Universal" (Association of Ambassadors for Universal Peace). The work plan for 2013 and 2014 includes holding events on topics such as The Origin of Family Peace," and "Leadership and Family," with the participation of distinguished political, economic, and social leaders. Also, lectures about venereal disease are given to residents of Hogares Crea. Every Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, a TV program callled "Senderos de Paz" (Pathways to Peace) is broadcast through Telepaz Channel 52.

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Nuevo Libro: Valores, Humanismo y Democracia

July 22, 2010

Con gran placer les anunciamos la publicación del libro: "Valores, Humanismo y Democracia"
del Dr. Óscar Álvarez Araya, Embajador para la Paz.

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Youth Help Children and the Elderly in Costa Rica

July 19, 2010

Tejarcillos, Costa Rica - Volunteers renovated facilities of the Light for the Nations Foundation and apartments for the elderly in an impoverished community on the outskirts of Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose July 7-19, 2010.

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In Memoriam: H.E. Rodrigo Carazo

December 10, 2009

San Jose, Costa Rica - H.E. Dr. Rodrigo Carazo, President of Costa Rica (1978-82), died December 9 at the age of 82. A UPF Ambassador for Peace and member of its Global Peace Council, Carazo spoke at a peace conference in Seoul in July promoting "a renewed United Nations that embodies the parental heart of God.”

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O. Alvarez: Peace in the Americas

February 1, 2009

We are in times of crisis. Economic growth has been interrupted and there is a growing recession comparable to the 1929 crisis. It is a global economic crisis that was born in the US and transmitted to Europe, Japan, China, Mexico, Argentina, and Latin America in general. It demonstrates that we are interconnected and interdependent.

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O. Alvarez: Paz en las Américas

January 31, 2009

Estamos en tiempos de crisis. Se interrumpió el crecimiento económico y empezó una recesión cada vez más generalizada y solamente comparable a la crisis del 29 del siglo pasado. Es una crisis económica global que nace en los Estados Unidos y contagia a Europa, a Japón, a China, a México, Argentina y la América Latina en general. Demuestra que estamos interconectados y que somos interdependientes.

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J.M. Echandi: The Challenge for New Generations

July 6, 2008

I come from Costa Rica, a country which more than 60 years ago made a declaration of peace to the world and constitutionally eliminated its army. Peace is inherent in the being of the Costa Rican people. As a legislator, democratically elected by the Costa Rican people, I bring a brotherly embrace to all who have assembled here to give birth to peace.

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UPF Latin American Tour

April 26, 2008

UPF Co-chair Dr. Hyun Jin Moon and Secretary General Dr. Thomas Walsh promoted “A Vision for the Americas” and held International Leadership Conferences in six nations. Read reports about events in Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Uruguay (Español), and Brazil (Português).

Read the Keynote Address given in Peru | (Español)

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Spreading the Message of Peace on TV in Costa Rica

April 15, 2008

San Jose, Costa Rica - Peace education is being carried out through the Tele-paz channel, which broadcasts from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, including programs featuring Ambassadors for Peace. Ten to twenty calls come in each day from around the country from people who want more information.

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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Costa Rica

August 7, 2006

Arriving in Costa Rica to deliver the UPF peace message, Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon and her family were welcomed by Rev. Joon Soo Kim and several Ambassadors for Peace.

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