VIDEO: What Can Canada Learn from Costa Rica’s Path to Demilitarization?

By Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, October 2, 2022

In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled its military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations.

This panel discussion followed a screening of the award-winning documentary “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path to Demilitarization” with the film-maker and other special guests to address the necessity of demilitarization as a crucial step towards achieving decarbonization and decolonalization.

Filmmaker Matthew Eddy, PhD,
Retired Colonel & former US diplomat Ann Wright
Tamara Lorincz, WILPF
Canada Ambassador Alvaro Cedeño
Moderators: David Heap, Bianca Mugyenyi
ORGANIZERS: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, London People for Peace, Council of Canadians London, World BEYOND War Canada, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, WILPF


LINKS AND RESOURCES SHARED DURING WEBINAR: To view all links and resources shared during the webinar discussion, please visit:

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