Created on March 30th, 1942, the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) is the oldest regional defense organization in the world.
    Its main purpose is to provide the OAS and its member states with technical and educational advice and consultancy services on matters related to military and defense issues in the Hemisphere in order to contribute to the fulfillment of the OAS Charter.
    The IADB enjoys technical autonomy in carrying out the purpose and functions contained in these Statutes, taking into account the mandates of the OAS (General Assembly, Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Permanent Council).
    Currently, the IADB has 27 Member States and its structure is composed by the Council of Delegates, by the Secretariat and by the Inter-American Defense College, bringing together civilian and military representatives of various American countries.

Next Event
Sept 26 -  Meeting 1356 
Commemorative Day
Sept 18 - Chile Independence Day


  • Closing ceremonies of the Mission of Assistance to Remove Mines in South America (MARMINAS) - Peru and Equador MARMINAS was created by the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) on May 1st, 2003, with the objective to offer technical assistance to the “Programa de Acción Integral contra Minas Antipersonal ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2014, 8:31 AM by JID Webmaster
  • Ceremony of the Change of the Secretariat's Director General In the Council of Delegates Room at the “Casa del Soldado” in Washington, DC, was held the Ceremony of the Change of the Secretariat's Director General of the Inter ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 2:38 PM by JID Webmaster
  • Chairman of the Council of Delegates' Change of Authority The Inter-American Defense Board conducted on June 28th the change of command ceremony of the Chair of the Council of Delegates, in which its authorities and those of the ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2013, 9:05 PM by JID Webmaster
  • Seminar about Techniques and Lessons Learned in the Management and Destruction of Arsenals     The Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board in coordination of the Secretary of Multidimensional Security of the OAS will conduct a Seminar about Techniques and lessons learned in the ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2013, 6:10 AM by JID Webmaster
  • Change of Function Ceremony of the Vice-Chairmanship     On November 30, 2012, was held the Change of Function Ceremony of the Vice-Chairmanship of the Council of Delegates of the IADB from Lieutenant General Omar Arturo Vaquerano Quintanilla ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2012, 7:35 AM by JID Webmaster
  • 6th Annual Humanitarian Demining Conference              On the 8 to 13th of November at Inter-American Defense Board headquarters - "Casa del Soldado" was held the 6th Annual Humanitarian Demining Conference. In the Opening, the following people ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 AM by JID Webmaster
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