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Costa Rica: The Director-General meets with Ministers Working in UNESCO's Fields of Competence

At a meeting held on 4 May in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the Minister of Education and Chairperson of the National Commission for UNESCO Mr Leonardo Garnier Rimolo, the Minister of Culture and Youth Mr Manuel Obregon Lopez, the Minister of Science and Technology and Telecommunications, Mr Alejandro Cruz Molina, the Director-General had an exchange of views on the cooperation between UNESCO and Costa Rica in the Organization's fields of competence.

The reform of education and access to quality education especially at the secondary level, access to ICTs, especially for young people, cultural heritage, culture and development as well as support for the reorientation of the activities of the University for Peace, were among the topics discussed.

The meeting was chaired by the Vice-Minister for External Relations, Mr Carlos Rovenssi and was also attended by the Ambassador Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, MrJacques Sagot.

Before that, the Director-General undertook a visit to the Pre-Columbian chiefdom settlements with stone spheres of Diquis, inscribed on the Tentative List of World Heritage.