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Joined Unesco Friday, 19 May 1950

Presidente de la República:
Excmo. Sr. D. Luis Guillermo SOLÍS RIVERA

Permanent Delegation

H. E. Mr Jorge Eduardo Arroyo Perez
Permanent Delegate

Curriculum vitae

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- Born in San José, Costa Rica, Mr Arroyo is a writer, a playwright, an opinion columnist, an essayist, a poet and a theatre director.
- He is the only author having received four times the “Premio Nacional Aquileo J. Echeverría” in 1996, 2003, 2004 and 2008), which is the most important recognition given to dramatists in Costa Rica. More than 40 of his plays have been staged in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Bolivia and Brazil, and his works have been translated to Portuguese and English. He has published 14 books and he also takes part in the “Drama contemporáneo costarricense” (Contemporary Costa Rican Drama). His creative and aesthetic approaches to theatre are varied, embracing a wide range of genres from comedy and drama to didactic texts.


Permanent Delegation of Costa Rica to UNESCO
Maison de l'UNESCO
Bureaux MS1.42/MS1.43
1, rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15

National Commission

Dra Rocío Solís Gamboa
Presidente of the Executive Committee
Excma. Sra. Da. Sonia Marta Mora Escalante
Sr. José Rafael Alvarado Cortés
Secrétaire général a.i

Costa Rica National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
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Phone: (506) 2224.43.20;
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