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23 April 2018, Costa Rica. On 23 April 2018, the University for Peace was publicly recognized by the President of Costa Rica, H.E. Luis Guillermo Solis, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for its commitment to refugees, and was awarded the Living Integration seal, which "recognizes the commitment of organizations and institutions with the development of the Costa Rican society, which takes into account the real contributions made by refugees, the promotion and defense of their rights, and the understanding of the condition of refugees, including sensitizing its staff members to this condition." 

The University for Peace (UPEACE) currently contributes to the situation of forced displacement and migration on three levels: 

1. Academic: By incorporating courses on the topics of migration and migrant rights in its academic programmes, as well as in its intersnhips opportunities for its students within organizations that deal with these topics.

2. Administrative: By providing special scholarships for its refugee applicants and ensuring they have the appropriate conditions once they arrive on campus.

3. Programmatic: By implementing programmes aimed at refugees. Currently, UPEACE implements humanitarian projects designed to integrate refugees into the local culture, as well as ensure their independence within their new context. UPEACE is currently present on the southern border of Costa Rica in support of Costa Rican immigraton authorities. UPEACE also trains government officials on refugee matters.

For the University for Peace For the University for Peace, it is of paramount importance to count on support for the integration of programmes aimed at refugees in Costa Rica and around the world. It is for this reason that this distiction, awarded it by the UNHCR and the government of the Republic of Costa Rica, which further reaffirms UPEACE's commitment to carrying out this important work.

The University for Peace has been training leaders for peace for the past 35 years. It is the world’s leading educational institution in the field of peace and conflict resolution in its pursuit of the mandate given to it by the General Assembly in 1980, namely "to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations".

For more information about the Living Integration Seal, visit this link.


23 de abril de 2018, Costa Rica. El día 23 de abril de 2018 la Universidad para la Paz recibió el Sello "Vivir la Integración" del Presidente de la República de Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís RIvera y la Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Refugiados (ACNUR), el cual “reconoce el compromiso de las organizaciones e instituciones para con el desarrollo de la sociedad costarricense, que tienen en cuenta los aportes reales de las personas refugiadas, promueven la defensa de sus derechos y, comprenden y, sensibilizan a su organización y su entorno sobre la condición de refugio.”

La Universidad para la Paz (UPAZ) trabaja el tema de desplazamiento forzado y migración en tres niveles:

1. Académico: incorporando cursos sobre temas migratorios y derechos de los refugiados en sus maestrías, prácticas y pasantías profesionales con organizaciones y proyectos de la UPAZ en esta línea.

2. Administrativo: al proporcionar facilidades a aplicantes con estatus de refugio, así como la reducción del pago de su matrícula.

3. Implementación de programas: actualmente la UPAZ implementa proyectos de carácter humanitario que tienen como objetivo la integración e independencia de personas refugiadas. Al mismo tiempo, la universidad tiene presencia en la frontera sur en una colaboración con la Dirección de Migración de Costa Rica, así como la capacitación de personal de gobierno.

Para la Universidad para la Paz es de suma importancia el apoyo e integración de programas para los y las refugiadas en Costa Rica y el mundo, por lo cual agradecemos la distinción que el ACNUR y la Republica de Costa Rica realizan a esta labor y compromiso de nuestra institución con las personas refugiadas.

Para más información sobre el sello Vivir la Integración, favor visitar este enlace.