Oscar Arias


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Former President of Costa Rica; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1987 (Costa Rica)

Oscar Arias Sánchez was President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 in recognition for his efforts to achieve the beginnings of peace during the Central America crisis.  He is also the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and a trustee of Economists for Peace and Security.  In 2003, Oscar Arias was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims.