Emilia Castro de Barish


Emilia Castro de Barish born San José, Costa Rica April 27, 1916. Costa Rican diplomat and human rights advocate; led creation of UN Human Rights Commission 1946, UN University of Peace 1980, Culture of Peace 1999; on UN Security Council 1971.


On peace: "It required a profound transformation of the mentality of the world. The culture of peace was a necessary precondition for achieving international peace and security." (UN Gen. Assembly, Nov. 10, 1998)