President Laura Chinchilla arrived Saturday in New York, where on Sunday morning she met with Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, to discuss security issues in Central America and the role that the United Nations can have in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
At the meeting, the president will also discuss topics such as comprehensive and sustainable development, climate change and the action plan of the Secretary-General for the next five years.
Chinchilla met Sunday with the staff of the diplomatic mission of Costa Rica at the UN.
The President will be the speaker at the opening background of a high-level meeting on development and human welfare to be held at the United Nations Headquarters and then have a working lunch with Prime Minister of Bhutan.
Tuesday morning there will be held a meeting with Ban Ki-moon and then meet with the Executive Director of UN Women, the former president Michelle Bachelet, to exchange ideas about gender and the role of Costa Rica in promoting greater opportunities for women.