On October 24 and 25, 2019, at the Montclair State University, in New Jersey, United States, will be held the XIII World Congress of Education, organized by the World Confederation of Education (COMED) and Montclair State University.


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In this regard, Montclair State University (MSU) will be the host institution guaranteeing the organization, development and execution of the XIII World Education Congress. The World Congresses of Education, are the main activity of COMED, ​​and provide a space where reflection and exchange of ideas are the key to continue with the defense of the right of all people to freely choose a quality education that responds to his convictions, as an indispensable condition to ensure his realization and that of his community.


Prof. Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi, President of COMED (besides President of the Federation of Educational Associations of Latin America and the Caribbean -FAELA-, Rector Emeritus, Universidad Abierta Interamericana -UAI-, General Counsel of the Vanguardia Educativa Group -VANEDUC-), was visiting the facilities of the Montclair State University (MSU) and holding meetings with the authorities of the MSU in order to advance in the details related to the organization of the Congress, highlighting the presence of Dr. Jane Ann Williams, Associate Provost of the Office of International Engagement of the MSU and Prof. Dr. Susana Juniu, Chair, Physical Science and Education of the MSU.

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Prof. Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi,
Jane Ann Williams and Prof. Dr. Susana Juniu.

We also want to let you know that the history of this congress goes back to 1990 when it first took place in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), then followed by Madrid, Spain in 1992; Moscow, Russia in 1994; Caracas, Venezuela in 1997; Paris, France in 1999; Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2002; Madrid, Spain in 2004; Valencia, Spain in 2008; in 2010 it was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina the first Latin American Congress of Education; Madrid, Spain in 2012; and Bali, Indonesia in 2013, leading to the congress for the first time to Asia, Lisbon, Portugal in 2015; and Jalisco, Mexico in 2017.





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Opening Ceremony of the Seminar.

The Success Stories Seminary was held at UNESCO (Paris, France), on March 14th, 15th and 16th. There, experts from the countries that occupy top positions in all educational rankings, met at the Permanent Delegation of Argentina before UNESCO to share their insights on the reasons why the projects that they implemented in their countries resulted in an extraordinary educational performance that leads all the rankings. Prof. Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi was present at the opening of this important international event representing the World Confederation of Education -COMED- (NGO with permanent cooperation relations with UNESCO), as President.


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The Minister of Education of the Nation, Alejandro Finocchiaro at the Opening Ceremony.


Other important representatives were present in the opening ceremony, such as the Minister of Education of the Nation, Alejandro Finocchiaro, and the new Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay (France), who was appointed by the General Conference of UNESCO on October 13th, after being proposed by the Executive Board to succeed Irina Bokova (Bulgaria), outgoing Director General. Also, the ceremony counted with the presence of the permanent Argentine delegate before the organism, Rodolfo Terragno, the Secretary of Innovation and Educational Quality, Mercedes Miguel; the Secretary of Educational Management, Manuel Vidal and the National Director of International Cooperation, Francisco Miguens.


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Prof. Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi at the Success Stories Seminar.


"We affirm education’s strategic relevance, which enables it to comply with the sustainable development agenda as a whole. In order to achieve this objective, we need all countries to return to the design and implementation of educational policies. Among our priorities, SDO4 is the key to meet the remaining sustainable development objectives. This objective must be at the core of the global agenda.” said Finocchiaro at the opening of the Seminar. COMED have been working with these priorities since the launch of the ODS 2013, especially the No. 4 highlighted by the Minister of Education of the Argentine Republic.

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The Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, together with the President of COMED, Prof. Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi.


Throughout the Seminar, specialists in education from China; Finland; Estonia; South Korea; Japan and Argentina, together with representatives of UNESCO, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Confederation of Education (COMED), exchanged diagnoses and shared experiences on topics such as creativity in the classroom, age and learning pace, teacher training and evaluation, problem solving, understanding of concepts, number of subjects throughout the school year, the role of the family in the learning processes, and the evaluation methods.


The Seminar was organized by the Permanent Delegation of our country before UNESCO, within the framework of the Argentine Presidency of the G20.

Dr. Edgardo N. De Vincenzi


- CV - Prof. Dr. Edgardo
N. De Vincenzi

- CV (brief version) - Prof. Dr.
Edgardo N. De Vincenzi

Dr. Jesús Núñez Velázquez


1. Sponsor meetings, workshops, congresses, conferences, symposia and many other academic activities related to educational issues and the realization of its objectives.

2. Make public its purposes and accomplishments through the distribution of bulletins and the diffusion of educational and cultural materials.

3. Foster the exchange of educational administrators, institutions, teachers, and students among countries, in order to carry out studies and research aimed to strengthening international integration.

4. Support agreements on behalf of the Federation's objectives between its members and any other national, regional or international organization of similar nature.

5. Maintain solidarity with existing or yet-to-be-created organizations with similar objectives, as well as with international organizations, by sponsoring and holding the necessary meetings to achieve the designs set forth in these by-laws.

6. Promote the creation of educational or cultural institutions which aim to the achievement of these purposes.

7. Promote the exchange of knowledge and skills, plans and programs, methodologies, technologies and educational experiences in general, as well as the exchange of rules and regulations concerning these items, by providing proposals and information to national education systems.

8. Support, publish, and implement prevention and public-service campaigns connected to the issues of education and culture.