Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Bruno Stagno Ugarte, former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United Nations

Bruno Stagno Ugarte is the Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy at Human Rights Watch since September 2014. Before joining Human Rights Watch, he was Executive Director of Security Council Report from 2011-2014, Foreign Minister of Costa Rica from 2006-2010, Ambassador to the United Nations from 2002-2006 and Chief of Staff of the Foreign Ministry from 1998-2000, among other foreign service postings. He also served as the President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court from 2005-2008 and Co-President of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Article 14 Conferences from 2007-2009. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, the Sorbonne and Princeton University and author or editor of several books, chapters and articles, including The UN Security Council in the Age of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In 2011 he was made an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

H.E. Mr. Eduardo Ulibarri, former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United Nations

Cuban by birth and naturalized Costa Rican. Graduate in Communication Sciences from the University of Costa Rica and Master in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Currently, he is a consultant in communication strategies, construction and message analysis for public and private institutions and companies.

He was the permanent representative of Costa Rica before the United Nations Organization (2010-2014); Director of the newspaper La Nación (1982-2003); President of the Institute of Press and Freedom of Expression of Costa Rica (2005-2010); member of the Direct Council of the National System of Accreditation of Higher Education (2003-2010) and has been part of multiple boards of directors and national and international commissions.

He is a commentator in various press media on current issues in Latin America in Costa Rica, Panama, Lima, Miami, Madrid, among other countries.

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