About UNESCO Office in Santiago

OREALC/UNESCO Santiago is the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was established in 1963 with the purpose of supporting Member States improve their education systems, in the firm conviction that education is a life-long human right.

Our mission
To lead, monitor and provide technical support to the countries of the region through each of its lines of action to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Education 2030, with the involvement of other UNESCO offices and institutes, and with the participation of strategic partners.

Strategic functions

  1. Lead policy dialogue among educational authorities in the region and other relevant key stakeholders, in order to establish agendas and priorities for the advancement and monitoring of the Education 2030 Agenda.
  2. Lead and nurture high-level technical dialogue on education in the region.
  3. Provide specialized and contextualized technical collaboration for capacity building, and for the development of policies aimed at fulfilling the commitments adopted within the framework of the Education 2030 Agenda.
  4. Develop standards, issue recommendations and guidelines, and promote compliance with the agreements signed by Member States under the framework of international conventions on the right to education.
  5. Position and incorporate education as a cross-cutting issue in intersectoral and inter-agency initiatives, under the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  6. Follow up and report on progress in the implementation of the Education 2030 Agenda, through the monitoring of educational indicators in the region and the comparative evaluation of learning achievements.


Ms. Claudia Uribe Salazar
Director of Regional Bureau and Representative in Chile
+56 (2) 2472 46 00
Ms. Loreto Bilbao
Secretary, Office of the Director
+56 (2) 2472 46 00
Ms. Danela García
Finance and Administrative Officer
+56 (2) 2472 46 00

Questions, Public information and the Press

Ms. Carolina Jerez Henríquez
Journalist, Knowledge Management Section
+56 (2) 2472 46 07
MOBILE: +56992890175
Ms. Jerónima Sandino
Consultant. Communications | Knowledge Management Section
Mr. Sergio Pinto
Consultant. Communications & Culture | Knowledge Management Section

Mr. Alejandro Vera Mohorade
Education Programme Specialist. Chief of Education Monitoring and Planning Unit
Ms. Mary Guinn Delaney
UNESCO Regional Advisor, Education for Health and Well-Being for Latin America and the Caribbean. Head of Education Transformative Section

Mr. Ramón Iriarte
Education Programme Specialist. Education 2030 Section
Ms. Doménica Samayoa
Associate Programme Specialist (Young Professionals Programme)

Mr. Carlos Henríquez Calderón
Adviser to the director. General coordinator (a.i.), Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)
Mr. Nicolás del Valle
Associate programme coordinator. Culture and Communication & Information Sector. Transformative Education Section
Ms. Paula Klenner Forttes
Associate Programme Coordinator. Section of Education 2030, Migration, Displacement and Emergencies

Mr. Francisco Gatica
Educational Research Specialist. Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)
Mr. Carlos Cayumán
Specialist in Educational Measurement and Assessment. Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)
Ms. Paulina Valenzuela
Technical Assistant in Management and Data Analysis. Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)

Ms. Laetitia Courtois
Resource Mobilization Officer
Ms. Catalina Opazo Bunster
Assistant Specialist in Teacher Development. Unit on Teacher Development
Mr. Efrén Osorio Lara
UN Regional Coordination Officer

Ms. Florencia Saffirio
Regional strategy for UNESCO's response to the situation of people on the move in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019-2021
Ms. Ximena Rubio Vargas
Assistant researcher. Unit on Teacher Development

Ms. Langqi Zhao
Programme Assistant, Education 2030 Section
Mr. Nicolás Rojas
Programme Assistant, Culture & Education Programme
Ms. María Teresa Ramírez Corvera
Consultant. Education 2030 Section

Mr. Cristián Bravo
Consultant. Education for Sustainable Development
Ms. Gabriela Piña Ahumada
Assistant Research Consultant in Interculturality
Ms. Cecilia Jaramillo
Higher Education & Interculturality. Unit on Teacher Development

Ms. Claudia Cadenasso
Senior administrative assistant. Administrative Unit
Ms. Marcela Copetta
Programme Assistant | E2030 Section

Ms. María del Carmen Aquino
Technical Assistant in Project Management. Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)
Ms. Barbara Navarro
Administrative Clerk. Administrative Unit
Mr. Luis Pino
IT Assistant. Administrative Unit

Ms. Valeria Seguel
Programme Assistant - Unit on Teacher Development
Ms. Denise Salvadores
Programme Assistant. Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)
Mr. Cristián Pino
Driver | Messenger. Administrative Unit

Ms. Marcela Velásquez
Recepcionist. Administrative Unit
Ms. María de los Angeles Zamorano
Administrative Clerk. Administrative Unit
Mr. Guillermo Carmona
Packer | Messenger