Costa Rica has been given a seat on the International Atomic Energy Organization from 2012 to 2014. Costa Rica was one of 10 nations selected to serve on the 35-nation panel.
The agency met in Vienna, Austria. The announcement of the election came from the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto.
The atomic energy organization is involved in an effort to verify the nuclear programs of North Korea, Syria and Iran.