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
October 14th - IADB Inforrmal Meeting 
Commemorative Day
November 1st - Independence of Antigua and Barbuda


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  • AUTHORITIES FROM THE BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE VISITS THE INSTALLATIONS OF THE IADB In October 5th the Inter-American Defense Board was visited by the delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Brazil, in order to strengthen ties and get to know ...
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  • Hemispheric Forum on Proposed Thematic Axes for CDMA XII On October 8, will take place in Perry Center a hemispheric forum to discuss proposals for topics to be addressed in Twelfth Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 9:36 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • Portugal holds first participation as an observer in the IADB In this Tuesday, September 22, Portugal took part for the first time at a meeting of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board as observer.  As part ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 11:29 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • ESDEGUE Faculty and students visit the IADB On Wednesday, September 16th, students of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) Command and General Staff Course (CEM) visited the Interamerican Defense Board to know the mission and the role of ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2015, 8:32 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • IADB PARTICIPATED IN THE OAS VISIT TO COLOMBIA Between Friday 21st and Sunday August 23rd 2015, the President of the Concil of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board IADB Vice Admiral Gonzalo Rios Polastri was part of ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 8:03 AM by Jid Webmaster
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