The Foreign Ministry of Bolivia
Diego Pary Rodríguez
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Diego Pary Rodríguez was born in the Department of Potosí - Bolivia. He completed his primary studies in his native community of Chajnacaya and his secondary studies until the baccalaureate at the Pablo VI College in the town of Caiza "D".
His career as a leader and indigenous Quechua leader, in 1996 allowed him to access the Universidad Mayor, Real and Pontificia San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca in the city of Sucre, where he was professionalized in Pedagogy. During the years that he attended his undergraduate studies, he assumed responsibilities in the leadership and student representation in the university environment.
He also did complementary studies in Radio Communication, Higher Education and Indigenous Peoples Rights. He holds a master’s degree in International Negotiations from the University of Barcelona and the Simon Bolivar Andean University. he has a master’s in international Relations and International Law at the Ortega y Gassett Institute and in Higher Education at the Universidad Mayor, Real and Pontificia San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca.
His work as a professional began in the year 2000 in the Departments of Chuquisaca, Potosí and Tarija, with the formation of municipal authorities and indigenous leaders, through Social Organizations, Local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations such as Loyola Cultural Action Foundation (ACLO).
In 2005, he was appointed member of the advisory team of the Indigenous Movement of Bolivia, in charge of structuring the proposal of New Political Constitution of the State of the Native Indigenous Peasant Organizations. Once the historic process of refounding the Plurinational State of Bolivia began, in 2006, he was nominated as Permanent Advisor to the Constituent Assembly on behalf of the Indigenous Movement.
In 2008, his knowledge in education and his experience as an indigenous leader made possible his nomination as Coordinator of the Intercultural Indigenous University of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Development Fund of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
During the same year, he was appointed Vice Minister of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education of Bolivia, a space from which he created three Indigenous Universities; implemented the recognition of indigenous knowledge and knowledge through the Certification of Competencies; transformed teacher training; developed technical and technological training and promoted the approval of the new Education Law of Bolivia.
From May 2011 to September 2018, he served as Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the Organization of American States (OAS), based in Washington, D.C. In 2012, it organized and coordinated the celebration of the Forty-Second Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
During his mission to the OAS, he served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Permanent Council, the Chair of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, the Chair of the General Committee, the Chair of the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs, the Chair of the Committee on Hemispheric Security, the Chair of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples, the Chair of the Agenda Subcommittee, the Chair of the Working Group on the Declaration of Cochabamba and the Coordination of the ALADI Group.
On September 4, 2018, he was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.