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
September 09th - IADB Informal Meeting 
Commemorative Day
September 07th - Independency of Brazil


  • 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 by Jid Webmaster
  • LAST SESSION OF THE V SOUTHDEC 2015 On 20th and 21st August last sessions of the V SOUTHDEC 2015 were held, attended on behalf of the Inter-American Defense Board Vice Chair of the Council of Delegates ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 8:10 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • VISIT TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER OF THE PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION     On Thursday August 13th, the Director General of the Secretariat of the IADB accompanied by staff of the Analysis and Information Management Division visited the Pan American Health Organization with ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2015, 8:28 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE OAS VISITS THE INSTALLATIONS OF THE IADB         On Thursday July 30th, the Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Luis Almagro, visited the “Casa del Soldado,” the headquarters of the IADB, accompanied by the Permanent Representative of Colombia ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2015, 11:01 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE IADB PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF SECURITY AND DEFENSE IN COLOMBIA         El día 16 de julio de 2015, el Director General de la Secretaría, el Mayor Brigadero del Aire Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, representó la JID en el Seminario Internacional “SEGURIDAD Y ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 9:06 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • Director General of the Secretariat of the IADB chaired handover ceremony of the Headquarters of the Group of Inter-American Monitors in Colombia (GMI-CO) El día 17 de julio, el Director General de la Secretaría, Mayor Brigadero del Aire Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves presidió la ceremonia de Traspaso de la Jefatura del Grupo de Monitores ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2015, 4:37 PM by Jid Webmaster
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