Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to San Jose, Costa Rica

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 20, 2017

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica, June 20 - 23.

San Jose on June 20, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will meet with Costa Rican Minister of Environment and Energy Edgar GutiƩrrez Espeleta to discuss engagement in the Third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3), environmental cooperation under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and other environmental issues.

On June 21 - 22, together with Assistant United States Trade Representative for Environmental and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will represent the United States at the 11th Meeting of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council (EAC). During the EAC public session, she will participate in a Ministerial Panel along with the other council members from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The panel will focus on sustainable trade.

Lastly on June 22, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will join a roundtable with Costa Rican youth that will discuss how youth are critical to solutions to environmental challenges.

Follow the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on Twitter @StateDeptOES for updates on Acting Assistant Secretary Garber’s trip. For further information, contact Tory Peabody (

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