Doctorate Honoris Causa for Juan Evo Morales Ayma

Juan Evo Morales Ayma was distinguished with the Doctorate Honoris Causa by COMEP


During the “XVII Jornada Lationamericana de Educacion” in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on the 25th, 26th and 27th September 2014, COMEP (World Confederation of Private Education) through UAI, which is a member of the organization, gave to Juan Evo Morales Ayma the Doctorate Honoris Causa. This recognition is the result of his personal and professional career and, for his capacity and effort in the part´s integrations.



Edgardo De Vincenzi, COMEP’s president, in his speech stood out the leadership of Evo Morales and his achievements, which are under the illiteracy, autonomy of 36 villages building the “Estado Plurinacional”, an increase in international reserve, nationalization; in other words, the COMEP’s President recognized the labor and respect for minorities, and his vision in favor of Bolivian nationality with international projection. The respect and valuation of cultural diversity, with his effort to make Bolivia an equitable and sustainable place was the reason of this recognition.

“The benefits of education permeate all walks of life right from the moment of birth. If we are to eradicate poverty and hunger, improve health, protect our planet and build more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies, then every individual must be empowered with access to quality lifelong learning, with special attention to opportunities for girls and women. The evidence is unequivocal: education saves lives and transforms lives, it is the bedrock of sustainability. This is why we must work together across all development areas to make it a universal right.”

IRINA BOKOVA, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, UNESCO