Friday, October 13, 2006

Consensus of Costa Rica

Have you heard about the Consensus of Costa Rica? It is a peace-oriented idea proposed by Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica (1986-1990; 2006-2010), aiming at the promotion of international cooperation and foreign aid to those developing countries that reduce their military spending, hoping to emulate Costa Rica in its non-military structure and its broad and high-quality public education system.

Take 7 minutes to read this link, where Arias proposes the idea to the United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York, September 19, 2006. Consensus of Costa Rica

1 comment:

Cristina Cedeno-Jaimes said...

I heard Oscar Arias is going to discuss personally this consensus during his visit to Washington DC December 6th... I wonder what will Bush have to say about this!!!