United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2023
Media Note: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Lead U.S. Delegation to Costa Rica for the Second Summit for Democracy
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, will lead the U.S. delegation to Costa Rica for the 2023 Summit for Democracy.
On March 29-30, the United States will co-host the second Summit for Democracy with the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Republic of Zambia. Building on the first Summit for Democracy held in December 2021, this gathering will highlight how democracies deliver for their citizens and are best equipped to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The second Summit for Democracy will assemble world leaders in a virtual, plenary format, followed by hybrid gatherings in each of the co-host countries with representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector.
On March 30, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will attend Summit events hosted by the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves Robles, focused on encouraging youth participation in the democratic process. At the Summit, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will deliver a keynote address and engage with youth activists and leaders focused on building a safer and fairer world grounded in democratic values. Additional details on her upcoming travel are forthcoming.