The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to welcome H.E. Dr Juan Avila, an academic and diplomat with the rank of Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, as newly appointed EUCLID High Steward.
In 2004 President Lionel Fernandez appointed Ambassador Dr. Juan Avila with rank of Ambassador at the Dominican Republic’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Based in New York City, Ambassador Avila has spent the past twenty-nine years working in variety of capacities with the United Nations various NGOs and with the Government of the Dominican Republic. Since 1988, Ambassador Avila has been working closely with, WAFUNIF, a UN sponsored organization that is dedicated to mobilizing UN Alumni and sitting members to influence change throughout the world. Due to Ambassador Avila’s tenure and deep roots with WAFUNIF, he is known as an expert in comparative and international education issues related to youth; international migration and reverse transfer of technology; promotion of technical cooperation among developing countries; special environment and development projects; educational and institutional research; fund-raising strategies; administration, strategic planning and management of non-governmental organizations.
Ambassador Avila is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish and has in the past headed the bilingual program for Fordham University in New York. He has attended international meetings and conferences around the globe dealing with topics which include but are not limited to; economic and social reform, human rights (WHO), environmental programming and labor organization.
Ambassador Avila received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Education from Fordham University, New York; his Master of Science in Mathematics from The City College of the City University of New York, New York and his Master of Science in System Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Kharkov Polytechnic University, Graduate School of Engineering, Russia (former USSR).