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La Universidad para la Paz anuncia carrera por la paz

Al menos unos 400 corredores de todas partes de Costa Rica y el mundo estarán participando de esta actividad. Además de llevar el mensaje de la paz mediante el deporte y fomentar una vida sana y activa, este evento tiene como objetivo proteger el último remanente de bosque primario y secundario en el valle central, ubicado en la zona...
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Indian activist, Vandana Shiva, speaks out against GMOs in Costa Rica

On January 21, 2014, Vandana Shiva – world-renown environmental activist and author – spoke at the University for Costa Rica during the “Seeds of Freedom and the Fight Against Transgenics” conference. As part of the Hunger, Food Security and Food Sovereignty class, 23 UPEACE students attended the press conference with Professor Brian...
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UPEACE Professor Adam Baird Receives 2013 Highly Commended Award

The University for Peace is proud to announce that ‘Urban Governance and Peace’ Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Baird, has received the 2013 Higher Commended Award from the Emerald Literati Network. This recognition was awarded to Dr. Baird for his paper, “The Violent Gang and the Construction of Masculinity Amongst Socially...
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Jardín de las Naciones de la UPAZ reúne a figuras mundiales de la Paz

Campus Rodrigo Carazo Odio, San José, 13 de diciembre del 2013. En el campus de la Universidad para la Paz en San José se develó hoy el busto restaurado de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) padre de la República de Turquía, quien se une a más de veinte próceres de la paz de todo el mundo en el denominado “Jardín de las Naciones”.
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One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

NEW YORK, 11 December 2013 - On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately one in three of all children under-five around the world. For further information, please contact: Rita Ann Wallace, UNICEF Media...
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UPEACE Remembers Nelson Mandela

Students and faculty gathered in the Garden of Nations to pay tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former president of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and enduring symbol of the struggle for human dignity against racism and injustice, and the transformative power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
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UPEACE Supports Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

In early November, Typhoon Haiyan devastated Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. It is considered the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record with at least 5,500 lives lost. In honor of the millions of people affected in the Philippines, Peace Education students, led by Professor Virginia Cawagas (who is from the Philippines) and three...
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Water Security and Peace Class Visits Bribri Indigenous Community in Talamanca

Talamanca, Costa Rica. As part of the Water Security and Peace class, Professor Brian Dowd-Uribe organized a trip for twenty students to visit the Bribri community in Talamanca, Costa Rica. The indigenous community lives on the Sixaola River that separates Costa Rica and Panama and with the support of the International Union for the...
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UPAZ estrecha relaciones con Qatar

El rector de la Universidad para la Paz de las Naciones Unidas (UPAZ), el Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena sostuvo una reunión el martes 22 de octubre con la Presidente de la República de Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda y Ahmad Bin Abdullah Bin Z. Al-Mahmoud, Embajador del Emirato de Qatar en Costa Rica. El encuentro fue organizado por la...
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UPEACE Celebrates UN DAY 2013

Campus Rodrigo Carazo, San José Costa, Rica. The United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) joined the global celebration of United Nations Day with a communal breakfast potluck organized by the students.
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Tres refugiados reciben beca completa de posgrado en la Universidad para la Paz

Violeta es todo menos una mujer ordinaria. Tiene unos ojos verdes chispeantes, que se le aguan cuando me dice que su familia no se sentía segura en ningún lugar hasta llegar a Costa Rica. Es atleta de nado sincronizado, ganadora de cuatro oros en los últimos Juegos Centroamericanos, diseñadora de interiores y más recientemente, becaria de la...
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