About UNESCO office in Mexico

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Our History

The role and mandate of the UNESCO cannot be understood without thinking about Mexico, which in addition of participating in the drafting of the Preamble to the Constitution Act, sent its petition to the Preparatory Conference in London in 1945. This Preamble proposed as priority actions education for peace and the establishment of a mechanism to protect the cultural heritage of peoples, which have oriented the path of the international cooperation with the organization. Different Mexicans illustrious participated in these actions, such as José Gorostiza, the philosopher Samuel Ramos, and the then Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jaime Torres Bodet, who was also the second Director General of UNESCO in the face of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and managed to consolidate the intergovernmental role of UNESCO.

Mexico, with its prolific seedbed of worldviews, the warp of its history and its exemplary social actors, artists and intellectuals, significantly nurtured the 1972 World Heritage Convention. By hosting the World Conference on Cultural Policies (Mondiacult) in 1982, it promoted the consolidation of a more comprehensive view in regards of culture: as the basis of identity and social development.

Since 1967, Mexico has had a national office in charge of promoting and working on projects that advance education, science, culture, communication and information in the Mexican Republic through different projects and collaborations, providing technical assistance as a strategic and specialized actor among the different powers of the State, levels of government, institutions, civil society organizations and communities.

Our Work

The actions of the Office have been aimed at incorporating the goals of the 2030 Agenda of Education to the different programs of the Mexican system, providing tools for students and teachers towards the consolidation of education for peace and a citizenship of the world, promoting equality in favor of women, the protection of and revitalization of cultural diversity and its positioning as an articulating axis of sustainable development, the strengthening of indigenous languages and their peoples, as well as the protection and reinforcement of the freedom of expression through a communication perspective for development, to name a few examples.

UNESCO’s office in Mexico strengthens local capacities by acting as a specialized nexus of technical assistance between the different powers of the State and levels of government, institutions, civil society organizations, communities and key social actors, thus forging an interdependent network aimed at social welfare.  

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World Heritage Properties

13

Memory of the World Resources

10

Intangible Cultural Heritage Expressions

290

ASPnet Schools

23

UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs

42

Biosphere Reserves

Staff directory

+52(55)52807071 mexico@unesco.org

Representation

Mr. Frédéric Vacheron
UNESCO Representative to Mexico and Head of Office
Ms. Florentina Scully
Director's Assistant
Ms. Beatriz Guzmán
Administrative assistant

Ms. Laura Iglesias
Associate Executive Officer
Mr. Rodrigo Morlesin
Editor
Mr. Adrien Duchateau
Intern

Department of Public Información

Ms. Gabriela Velázquez
Programme Coordinator
Mr. Juan Luis M. Acevez
Assistant Project Officer

Communication and Information Sector

Ms. Viridiana García
Communication Officer
Ms. Natalia Montes de Oca
Consultant
Mr. Gustavo Gómez
Consultant

Mr. Felipe De La O
Consultant
Ms. Ana María Navarro
Consultant
Mr. Raúl Chávez
Consultant

Ms. Sandra Ordoñez
Consultant
Ms. Daniela Martínez
Consultant
Ms. Vanessa Aguilar
Volunteer

Education Sector

Ms. Rosa Wolpert
Education Officer
Mr. Adolfo Rodríguez
Programme Coordinator
Ms. Brenda Juárez
Program Assistant

Ms. Gabriela Rodríguez
Consultant

Culture Sector

Mr. Carlos Tejada
Programme Coordinator
Ms. Elisua López
Assistant Project Officer
Ms. Cynthia Santoyo
Assistant Project Officer

Mr. Alejandro Alcaraz
Assistant Project Officer
Ms. Annette Bross
Volunteer

Science and Social and Human Sciences Sector

Mr. Dorian Rommens
Consultant
Ms. Aracely Torres
Consultant
Ms. Paola Arjona
Consultant

Ms. Lucía González
Consultant
Ms. Marisol Rodríguez
Consultant
Ms. Mariana Hernández
Consultant

Administration

Ms. Mónica Gallardo
Administration Officer
Ms. Cinthya Orozco
Administrative assistant
Mr. Hugo Reyes
IT assistant

Ms. Araceli Escudero
Administrative assistant
Mr. Paul Orellan
Administrative assistant
Ms. Mirelle Arroyo
Receptionist

Mr. Arturo Miranda
Driver
Mr. Christian Sánchez
Driver
Ms. María Fernanda Ortega
Volunteer