Costa Rica will be on the world stage again next week when it hosts the first conference of middle-income nations. So far 68 countries have said they will send representatives, according to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto.
The aim of the conference which starts Monday is to develop contact among these nations for the purpose of development.
Some 70 percent of the world’s poor are in these countries. Officials here expect that the five-day session will develop a declaration of San José that will bring before the eyes of the world the countries’ concerns.
The United Nations are also involved in planning the conference.
Many of those who have said they will come hold offices in their own country linked to environmental protection.