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OAS and Costa Rica to Promote Best Practices in Sustainable Development

  April 25, 2019

OAS and Costa Rica to Promote Best Practices in Sustainable Development
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Costa Rica signed an agreement for the implementation of technical and triangular cooperation activities to transfer lessons learned and experiences in sustainable development initiatives and protection of migrants and refugees to other countries of Hemisphere.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, said that his country has strengths and experiences to help other states that have "a more difficult situation than ours." "The agreement seeks to expand Costa Rica's collaboration with the OAS through the south-south cooperation system," added Foreign Minister Ventura.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted the steps taken by Costa Rica to promote cooperation for development. "The thematic areas proposed for such cooperation include the promotion of small and medium enterprises and microenterprises, competitiveness, economic empowerment, distance learning, tourism, sustainable development, social protection and refugees, environmental sustainability and disaster risk management”, said the Secretary General.

The initiative seeks to contribute to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

Reference: FNE-96431