UNESCO Villa Ocampo Observatory


Villa Ocampo, as a Cultural Observatory, has the mission of updating Victoria Ocampo’s legacy to collaborate actively with the development of society in harmony with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The UNESCO Villa Ocampo Observatory has taken on the task of collecting and disseminating knowledge regarding cultural diversity, creativity and heritage.
It is a laboratory of ideas that convene debate and reflection as a meeting point between the past and the present, looking towards the future.
The UNESCO Villa Ocampo Observatory comes under the authority of the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Montevideo.

“Culture and science can be instruments to qualify man and place him on the path to solutions that had not been found since the world is world”
Victoria Ocampo


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized body of the United Nations. Its purpose is to contribute to peace and international security through education, science and culture, aimed at universal respect for justice, the State of Law, human rights and the fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
UNESCO was created with the aim of responding to the firm belief that, following two world wars decimating three consecutive generations, political and economic agreements were not enough to build lasting peace. Peace must be established based on the intellectual and moral solidarity of Humanity
Day by day UNESCO strives to build networks among nations enabling this type of solidarity, through education, intercultural understanding, scientific cooperation and protection of freedom of expression.
All UNESCO’s strategies and activities are sustained by the international community’s ambitious goals and concrete objectives, set out in the internationally agreed on sustainable development goals.

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”

UNESCO Constitution, 1945.