UNESCO Chair on indigenous peoples in Latin America (415), established in 1999 at the University Andina Simón Bolívar (Ecuador).


Native Communities.


  • To develop interdisciplinary research activities in order to promote an active participation of Natives in the academic process, not only as students but also as professors, in particular nationals of the Member States of the "Bolivarian" area.
  • To support knowledge exchange between native and non-native communities.
  • To train the specialized staff and to strengthen the cultural information system for Latin America and the Caribbean and the reflection on the role of cultural policies in endogenous and sustainable development.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Enrique Ayala Mora, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
E-Mail address - rector(at)
Work Phone - 593 2 508 150
Fax - 593 2 508 156
Street - Apartado N.17-12-569, Toledo 156, Plaza Brasilia
City - Quito
Country - Équateur