As confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica will attend by invitation the Davos Forum, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the second consecutive year.
President Rodrigo Chaves is attending the Annual Assembly of the World Economic Forum, along with Minister Arnoldo André.
The event will be held from January 16 to 20 in Switzerland and will bring together more than 2,800 international leaders from the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations.
Costa Rica will “promote forward-looking solutions and address the most pressing global challenges.”
“The economic and social effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and the war in Ukraine mark a critical turning point on the global stage and define the imperative to chart new paths oriented towards solidarity, partnership building, and the search for development cooperation,” explained the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, the Ministry explained that the Davos Forum is an important opportunity to position Costa Rica and attract more foreign direct investment. The institution also confirmed meetings would be held with leaders from Indonesia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Finland, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the United States and with managers of multinational companies.
The national delegation seeks to address, among others, “the reduction in investment levels, low productivity, high informality, inequality, insecurity and poverty, and exclusion.” It also hopes to tackle “the social and economic gaps that plague the world and, in particular, Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Environmental issues are also significant for Costa Rica, so the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Arnoldo André, will speak at a forum on the importance of eliminating single-use plastics.
“Costa Rica is convinced that a multidimensional conception of sustainable development is the best way to collaborate with the demands determined to reduce the structural gaps in the countries,” said the Minister.
The current administration considers the United Nations 2030 Agenda of utmost relevance, aimed at eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions.
“Only by joining forces can we overcome the immeasurable challenges we face with hope, leaving no one behind. Only through dialogue and cooperation will we be able to move towards a more equitable, democratic, and humane development model that builds more supportive and resilient communities,” concluded Minster Arnoldo André.