Alvaro Sepúlveda is currently Child Rights Advocacy Officer of Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) supported by the Institute of Marist Brothers. FMSI works to promote and protect the rights of children and focuses on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Born in Chile he obtained a degree in Pedagogy and later in Psichology from the Salesian and Jesuit universities in Santiago de Chile. He has a long experience in Marist institutions: schools, social works and NGO’s. During several years he have leaded initiatives and processes to promote children rights in Latin America participating in alliances as the network of International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE) and Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean (MMI LAC). He was the director of Solidarity Area of Marist Brothers – Andean Region (Bolivia, Perú, Chile) and coordinator of FMSI Cono Sur branch. Also, he was foundator of a centre to monitor children rights indicators: Observatorio de Niñez y Adolescencia