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.

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Jan 30 - Meeting 1360 
Commemorative Day
Feb 27 - Dominican Republic Independence Day


  • The Inter-American Defense Board sets Agreement on Cooperation and Technical Assistance to the General Command of the Military Forces of Colombia On January 7th, 2015, Vice-Admiral BENTO COSTA LIMA LEITE DE ALBUQUERQUE JUNIOR, Director General of the Inter-American Defense Board, signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Technical Assistance between ...
    Posted by JID Webmaster
  • IADB holds workshop on the Cyber Defense Strategy of Brazil In June 2013, the OAS Resolution AG / RES 2809 (XLIII -O/13) instructed that the IADB, in response to the request of members of the Caribbean Community - CARICON, to conduct ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 8:38 AM by JID Webmaster
  • IADB is visited by Guatemala's COSEDE El día 20 de noviembre la “Casa del Soldado” tuvo la grata visita de la XVI promoción del Curso de Altos Estudios Estratégicos del Comando Superior de Educación del Ejército ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 11:27 AM by JID Webmaster
  • IADB continues its participative action in the formation of Regional Strategists El día 03 de noviembre la Junta Interamericana de Defensa fue objeto de la importante visita del Instituto de Altos Estudios Estratégicos de la Republica de Paraguay (IAEE) quienes fueron ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2014, 7:37 AM by JID Webmaster
  • IADB social gala event scheduled for 04 Dec 2014 Están en curso las providencias para la realización del tradicional evento de celebración de final de año de la JID, conforme al previsto en el Plan de Trabajo del Periodo ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2014, 3:05 PM by JID Webmaster
  • Inter-American Defense Board participates in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (XI CDMA). The Inter-American Defense Board, represented by the President of the Council of Delegates, Lieutenant-General WERTHER VÍCTOR ARAYA MENGHINI; by the Director-General of the Secretariat, Vice Admiral BENTO ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2014, 3:11 PM by JID Webmaster
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