Who we are:

US Non Profit NGO IRC code 501(c)(3) Public Charity



Costa Rica Resisted with Tax Exemption


In Special Consultative Status with the Social and Economic Council since 2015

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The year to adapt far better to all changes this decade will bring, no digging anymore the old rut rather constantly finding a path

Now it makes sense, Technology is now in our hands and as it advances more and more, we need to use it to reach all the citizens of the region and identify and correct what needs to be changed.


The Riba Foundation is a non-profit (NGO) created in1990 with a base in Florida US and Costa Rica.

Alvaro A Riba, the founder of this NGO started this nonprofit organization with the idea of creating instruments to improve, support, and propose for Peace, Security, stability, and strengthening that is imperative on institutions that already work in the region of Central America by promoting Governing Justly and Democratically by strengthening justice sector institutions, good governance, and respect for human rights.


Regional Integration and Infrastructure

# 11 Item of the Agenda of United Nations

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.

According to UNOPS and the United Nations Environmental Programme, globally, there are large gaps in infrastructure service delivery and accessibility - around 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, 4.2 billion lack access to sanitation, 1,940 million lack electricity, and 1 billion lack access to all-weather roads. Economically disadvantaged people are, to varying degrees, underserved by infrastructure. When infrastructure services do exist, prevailing socio-economic inequalities and poor design can inhibit these vulnerable groups from accessing them.

Our Programs in Costa Rica



# 2 SAR-506

(Regional Search & Rescue)


We will be in this events

With less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is vital to end poverty and hunger and achieve food security for the most vulnerable. The Commission for Social Development will convene its sixtieth session (CSocD60) from 7 to 16 February 2022

The issues that are part of the work of the CPD are relevant and current and deserve to be addressed with commitment and decision. Issues such as international migration, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, international cooperation, multiple forms of violence and discrimination, among others, are today more than ever a top priority on the international agenda.

We are called to eliminate the gaps that exist at the international, regional and national levels to provide the maximum possible well-being and guarantee human rights for all.

The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequalities but affects especially women around the world who have historically suffered from inequality and discrimination. Until the gaps that affect women are reduced and they are given the equal opportunities they deserve, it cannot be expected that the consequences of the global crisis will be overcome, even less the achievement of the SDGs.

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