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    Humanity in Trouble if Biodiversity Decreases Further, Warns the United Nations

    Humanity must rethink its relationship with nature and bet more on the care of all species, is the global call today as we celebrate...

    United Nations Project in Costa Rica Positions Leadership of Indigenous and Migrant Women

    Strengthening the participation of women from groups in vulnerable situations and promoting peaceful coexistence in territories at risk of conflict, especially indigenous peoples, is...

    UN accepts Costa Rica’s request to designate an International Day of Afro-descendants

    The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted by acclamation this Wednesday 16th, a resolution presented by Costa Rica and co-sponsored by 52...

    United Nations Highlights Costa Rica’s Rise in the Human Development Index

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) highlighted on Tuesday the rise of 37 places that Costa Rica has made in this year's Human Development...

    Latin America could be the World Leader in Sustainable Policies, says United Nations

    The annual report, which analyzes and classifies the human progress of each of latin america country, raised Costa Rica and Panama in its ranking,...
    Electric Cars, Environment Friendly, Carbon Based Fuels, Charging Station, Electricity

    United Nations Highlights Leadership of Costa Rica in Eco-friendly Electric Transportation

    The transition to electric mobility can help Latin American and Caribbean countries reduce polluting emissions and meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement on...

    The “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) y Ellas” Initiative

    The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary in 2020 at a time of great disruption due to the COVID19 Pandemic and the ensuing...

    Costa Rica Ratifies Decision to Preserve and Improve the United Nations

    President Carlos Alvarado affirmed today that the people of Costa Rica are determined to preserve and improve the United Nations (UN) and condemned the...

    United Nations Calls for Cooperation to Save 100 million Tourism Jobs

    Up to 100 million tourism jobs could be lost worldwide by the Coronavirus Pandemic, which would lead to a reduction in world GDP of up to 2.8%

    The COVID-19 Crisis Can Compromise Progress Made in the Fight against the AIDS Pandemic,...

    The number of deaths from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) continues to decline and access to treatment improves, but this progress could be compromised in...

    Costa Rica Agrees to Attend United Nations Officials Infected With COVID-19

    It was recently revealed that Costa Rica received a senior official from the United Nations (UN), who was infected with COVID-19. This is a...

    The United Nations Congratulates Costa Rica for Its: “Exceptional and Innovative” Response to the...

    The United Nations (UN) representative in Costa Rica has recognized the “exceptional and innovative” way in which the country has responded to the Covid-19...

    Sylvia Poll’s Record: 30 Years of A Historical Feat

    30 years ago, on September 21st, 1988, Costa Rica made history thanks to the swimmer Sylvia Poll when she got its first Silver Medal...

    Working in Australia: The Best Options for Spanish Speakers

    Australia. Its name has a double etymology. On the one hand, it derives from the Latin word Australis (“from the south”); that is, legends...

    Electric Public Buses Will Be Put into Service for Costa Rica by 2019

    If a place in the whole world is focused on the preservation of the environment, it is Costa Rica. The authorities of our country...

    June 5th: World Environment Day

    World Environment Day was decreed by the United Nations on December 15th, 1972 and is commemorated on June 5th of each year. Its purpose...

    May 29th: National Day Of People With Disabilities

    Since 2008, the legislative assembly of Costa Rica decreed this day so that as a society we take concrete measures to achieve the full...
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    Government of Costa Rica Offered to Receive 10 Million Stateless People

    10 million people could live in Costa Rica thanks to the fact that the President Luis Guillermo Solís and the Chancellor Manuel González signed...
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    October 24th: The United Nations Day

    When is it celebrated? United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24 every year. On this day, a commemoration of the work carried out by...

    Haiti Needs Our Help – What Can We Do?

    As anyone who has been watching the news knows, Haiti is recovering from Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane that recently devastated the poorest...

    October – Time to Celebrate More Than Halloween

    October will no longer only be considered the tenth month of the year.  The month where we celebrate the festival, Cultural Encounters, on October...

    International Agreement To Safeguard Marine Life

    The Presidents from Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Columbia announced an agreement reached recently to increase the protection of some of the world’s most biodiverse...

    Costa Rica Calls for National Dialogue on Poverty

    According to the Household Survey (ENAHO) done in 2015, it is estimated that 21.8% of households in Costa Rica are living in poverty.  According to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (WPI),...

    Humanity will advance faster with a woman leader of the UN

    Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, key figure of the global climate change agreement in 2015 and aspiring leader of the UN, ensures that having a...

    Bill to criminalize the financing of terrorism

    Members of the Legislative Assembly approved last night in the first debate a bill that criminalizes the financing of terrorism. It was an amendment to the...

    General Assembly confirms nomination of Christiana Figueres

    The previous executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, has been nominated by the country...

    Colombian government and FARC sign historic agreement

    The Colombian government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) put an end to hostilities this Thursday, after an agreement that was announced...

    UN against the trade in wild fauna and flora; “Go Wild for Life”

    "Return for wildlife" is achieved by the World Environment Day 2016 and was launched by the United Nations. This increased the amount of people...

    UN Acts To Achieve Complete Gender Equality Ahead Of 2133

    International Women’s Day was this week. Costa Rica takes the lead in establishing progress. Declaring that the empowerment of the world’s women is “a global...
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    Sidelining Mother Languages Threat to Global Citizenship

    What do global citizenship and contemporary education have in common? They both may be threatening to mother languages. While the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

    UN to Discuss Drug Control, Implications for World Youth

    The UN General Assembly will hold a Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in April 2016 with a view to achieving the...

    UN Embarks on a New Process to Choose Secretary-General

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s successor will not be elected by a secret ballot by the 193 member states of the United Nations. Rather the General...

    Costa Rica and Azerbaijan to Strengthen Economic Ties

    In what economists call a complementary partnership, oil-rich Azerbaijan plans on solidifying its relations with Costa Rica, which is globally known for its agricultural...

    Orange the World for Elimination of Violence Against Women

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is tomorrow November 25. Learn how you can support the cause in Costa Rica. With the...

    Downtown San José Celebrates Urban Sustainability

    Costa Rica’s Center for Urban Sustainability takes World Cities Day a step further, introducing La semana de las Ciudades. The capital of Costa Rica is...

    San José celebrates World Habitat Day

    Habitat for Humanity Costa Rica brought a lot of activities to Parque Morazán yesterday, the 4th of October — and the celebration continues! At CENAC,...

    Does Costa Rica Need a Democratic Adjustment?

    September is the month when Costa Rica celebrates its independence, but is also the month of International Independence Day. International Independence Day is an...

    Happy Children’s Day in Costa Rica!

    While El Dia del Niño is certainly a time for playful celebration, many have forgotten the important reason behind National Children’s Day. Costa Rica was...

    Do You Accept the Challenge to Slow Climate Change?

    What happens when two university students take to the streets with nothing but a white board and a video camera? Parque La Libertad’s “accept...

    Costa Rica: a “multiethnic and multicultural nation”

    It’s no news that Costa Rica is country of diverse ethnic origins, but this week minority groups are finally getting their recognition. On Monday, August...
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