Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly
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Costa Rica President Solís advocates for migrants at UN General Assembly

L. Arias - September 21, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís urged members of the United Nations on Tuesday evening to find ways to ensure protection of refugees' and migrants' human rights — at a…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres Olsen said Monday that she was dropping her bid to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General due to the lack…

Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US
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Costa Rica to host Central Americans seeking asylum in US

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2016

The governments of the United States and Costa Rica announced Tuesday that Costa Rica would begin hosting Central American refugees applying for asylum in the United States…

Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks
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Climate Change
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Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks

Zach Dyer - July 8, 2016

U.N. secretary-general hopeful Christiana Figueres held up her success as executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change as an example of the international organization's…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated Christiana Figueres Olsen for U.N. secretary-general Thursday morning during a ceremony at San José, Costa Rica's iconic National Theater. Former NASA astronaut Franklin…

Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 150,000 Central Americans expected to seek asylum this year

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

Asylum-seekers are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at a scale never before seen in the region, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. The Office of the…

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist
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Costa Rica
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Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2016

Imagine going to the beach for a swim only to find trash in the sand and plastic bottles bobbing on the waves. “As surfers, we’re at the…

UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape
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UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

L. Arias - April 2, 2016

A committee from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that Costa Rica should review its legislation on abortion in cases of rape, incest…

Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology

L. Arias - January 26, 2016

Costa Rica in March will host the workshop on Human Space Technology of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The event will gather, for…

Costa Rica to sign ‘Under 2’ climate change pledge
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Costa Rica to sign ‘Under 2’ climate change pledge

Zach Dyer - December 2, 2015

Costa Rica became a darling of environmentalists when it announced in 2008 its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country by 2021. Despite seeming to back…