The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress was founded in 1988. In 1987 President Oscar Arias decided, upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, to create it with the resources from the award. The Arias Foundation for Peace would contribute to the consolidation of just and peaceful societies. Since then it has been dedicated to promoting democracy, gender equality, disarmament and demilitarization. It has developed more than 400 programs and projects, numerous national and regional forums and published 220 documents.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All male
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2020): Ana Yancy Espinoza (Academic Director)
Leader gender: Female