COSTA RICA

COVID-19: Countries support ‘one-stop shop’ to share science and research

Thirty countries and numerous international partners have underlined the need to make tests, treatments and other technologies to fight COVID-19, available to people everywhere.

5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Costa Rica is winning plaudits for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice Shackleford, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, and WHO Representative María Dolores Pérez-Rosales, explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy.

As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua, UN refugee agency urges more support for countries taking them in

As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international solidarity and more support for the countries hosting those who are joining the exodus.

Farming reform to stop climate change: a young Ugandan’s Costa Rica mission

One young Ugandan studying agriculture in Central America has big plans to return home and help African farming become more climate-friendly.

Tom Okot, who was internally displaced from his war-torn home region of Northern Uganda, is a student at Earth University, in Costa Rica.

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New treaty empowers children to stand for their rights

A new treaty allowing children to file a complaint directly to the UN about alleged violations of their rights was signed into law on Monday by ten countries.

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