he Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress came to life in 1988, after President Oscar Arias decided in 1987, upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, to create it with the resources from the award. The Arias for Peace Foundation would contribute to the consolidation of just and peaceful societies.
Since then, she 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. The Arias Foundation has been recognized numerous times for the quality of its work, such as in 1994 when it received the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for “excellence in communications”.