AdvisoRy board of honorary members
Advisory Board of Honorary Members, Board of Directors and Work
Bilbao. June 14, 2016.
To help and support
the Board of Directors in relation to its more strategic and long-term governing
activities, UNESCO Etxea also has a high-level advisory board, which met
for the first time
on 21 September (International Peace Day) 2005. It held
in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016.
Board of Honorary Members of UNESCO Etxea is made up by:
Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza,
Former Director General of UNESCO. Former Chancellor of the University of
Granada. Former Director of CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). Former
Minister of Education and Science. Chairman of the Culture of Peace Foundation.
In 2005 he was appointed Co-Chair of the High Level Group of the Alliance of
Civilisations by the Secretary General of the United Nations. He is a member of
the Academy of Fine Art.
Mr. José Antonio Ardanza,
Former President of the Basque Government.
Mr. Fèlix Martí,
Honorary Chairman of the UNESCO Centre in Catalonia. Honorary Chairman of
Mr. Daniel Innerarity,
Philosophy Lecturer at the University of Zaragoza. Guest lecturer at La
Sorbonne. Winner of diverse essay awards (Espasa, Miguel de Unamuno, etc.),
including the National Literature Prize (essay category) in 2003.
Researcher of Ikerbasque Foundation
at the University of the Basque Country and Director of the Institute for
Ms. Juana Carro,
Former staff member of UNESCO.
Mr. Joaquín Achúcarro,
Internationally renowned pianist, named Artist for Peace by UNESCO. Winner of
numerous prizes and international awards, including the National Music Prize and
the Gold Medal for Fine Arts. Member of the Academy of Fine Art. Decorated with
the Great Cross for Civil Merit. Holder of the Joel Estes Tate Chair at the
Southern Metodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Txomin Bereciartua,
Honorary Chairman of the Novia Salcedo Foundation.
Mr. Carlos Fernández-Jaúregui,
Former Director of The United Nations Office
to Support the International Decade for Action 'Water
for Life' 2005-2015 and Director of the
“Water Assessment and Advisory - Global Network” (WASA-GN).
Mr. Manuel Lezertúa,
Council of Europe’s Jurisconsult and Director of Legal Advice and Public
International Law.Since May 2015 holds
the position of Ararteko (Ombudsman of the Basque Country)
Ms. Silvia Escobar.
Former Human Rights Ambassador of the Spanish Government. She was the first
Director of the Spanish Section of Amnesty International.
Mr. Ion de la Riva.
Former Ambassador of Spain to
India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It also was Ambassador,
Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO between 2011 and 2012.
He was a founder of Casa de America (Madrid, 1991) and
Casa Asia (2001), which was its first director. He has also
been the director of FIND - Europe Foundation India between
2012 and 2014.
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