The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield led the U.S. delegation that participated in the second Summit for Democracy organized by the United States. Costa Rica co-hosted the summit, together with the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Zambia.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield participated in activities held in San José, where she highlighted the need to strengthen democratic institutions and to increase young people’s contributions to democracy, given their essential role in the world, especially when young people face repressive regimes and assume leadership positions in their governments.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield announced the creation of the Global Youth Democracy Network, an initiative that will give young people a direct line of communication with government officials and ensure that they have an essential role in political decisions.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield met with the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, with whom she discussed democracy, security, migration, and economic prosperity.