The title of Doctor Honoris Causa is received by Hon. Mr. Rodolfo H. TERRAGNO from the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in November, Monday 27th at 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room at the UNESCO building in Paris, France. This Doctorate is awarded to him for his transcendent work throughout his career in politics in Argentina defending public freedoms and human rights.

The Hon. Mr. Rodolfo H. TERRAGNO is a writer, historian, lawyer and Argentine politician, who participated in the Pedagogical Congress in the period 1985 – 1987 and was appointed Secretary of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Nation in 1987. He was Minister of Works and Public Services of the Nation (1987 - 1989) and Chief of Cabinet of Ministers of the National Executive Branch (1999-2000). He was also elected as National Deputy for the period 1993-1995 and 1997-1999; and as National Senator in the period 2001 - 2007.
Since April 1st 2016, he was designated by decree 298/2016, published in the Official Gazette with the signatures of President Mauricio Macri and the chancellor, at that moment, Susana Malcorra, for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Organization United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
In addition to his political career, he has a long history in the intellectual field: he is currently an academic of the Argentine Academy of History and the National Sanmartiniano Institute; he has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2012, and he has been a member of the American Philosophical Society since 2010. The World Confederation of Education (COMED), believes that he deserves this Doctorate.

“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.”