Friday, 07 June 2013

Costa Rica to host middle-income countries conference on sustainable economic and industrial development

SAN JOSE/VIENNA, 7 June 2013 – Sustainable economic and industrial development in middle-income countries (MICs) within the context of the post-2015 development agenda will be the focus of a high-level conference in San José from 12 to 14 June.

The three-day event will be hosted by the Government of Costa Rica and co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

The conference, titled “Challenges for sustainable development and international cooperation in middle-income countries: the role of networks for prosperity”, will be inaugurated by the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla.

Representatives of some 60 emerging economies, at ministerial and senior level, are expected to attend.

Journalists are invited to attend the conference, which opens at 10:00 on Wednesday, 12 June, and a news press conference after the opening session, at the Cariari DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San José.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Amalia Berardone
UNIDO communications consultant
Telephone: (+43) 699 1459 7205

Miguel Díaz Sánchez
Chief of Institutional Communication
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
Telephone: (+506) 88 56 21 66