Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Opening address: Ambassador Vargas from Costa Rica – the Peaceful Strategy

21/09/2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


The keynote address for Raising Peace will be delivered by His Excellency, Mr. Armando Vargas Araya, Ambassador for Costa Rica.

Ambassador Vargas will be introduced by Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AO.

Stuart Rees is Professor Emeritus of the University of Sydney, founder, inaugural Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, awarded the Order of Australia ‘for service to international relations’, recipient of the Jerusalem ( Al Quds ) Peace Prize and author of the recent Policy Press book ‘Cruelty or Humanity’ nominated for the British Academy’s ‘book of the year for contributions to multiculturalism and world peace.’ 

Costa Rica has managed for 72 years without a standing army, instead operating on principles of trust, peace and non-violence. Ambassador Vargas will elaborate on how Costa Rica has developed its peaceful strategy overtime, how this strategy is dealt with at the International level and the desire of Costa Rica for maintaining and improving this strategy in the future.

This talk will be followed by a short Q and A, an opportunity for you to ask questions.

See The Canberra Times Costa Rica abolished its military. Other countries can too | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

Tickets from: Eventbrite


12:00 pm - 12:45 pm