Rosalía Arteaga

Former President of Ecuador

Former President and former Minister of Education of Ecuador, president of the Foundation for the Integration and Development of Latin America (FIDAL), acknowledged activist in the fields of childhood and education, Honorary Academic Member of the Senate of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), she has formalised her candidacy to lead the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), an organisation created in 2003 which groups together the 22 countries of the Ibero-American community: 19 American Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and 3 members from the Iberian Peninsula: Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Their aims consist in providing support to the organisation of the Ibero-American Conference of Heads of State and Governments, give effect to their decisions and foster Ibero-American cooperation in the fields of education, social cohesion and culture.

The career of Rosalía Arteaga provides a clear testimony of the power that people may have when they devote their lives to a good cause.

For over two decades, she has leaded transformation in both education and culture in her home country, Ecuador. Fostered by a personal vision that sees the expansion of knowledge as a keystone, she has fought inside and outside the political sphere in order to achieve development of her ideals.

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