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 28 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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May 26th - Complex Emergencies Conference. "The case Colombia and hemispheric perspective."

General Jaime Villamizar A Lasprilla

Commemorative Day

May 26 Independence Guyana

May 30 Memorial Day US

June 1 - Dia de la Marina Mexico


  • CONFERENCE "AIR DEFENCE COOPERATION" BY ADDING DEFENCE AND AVIATION BRAZIL IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO THE COUNCIL OF DELEGATES On May 24th, 2016, occurred the 1375th Ordinary Meeting, in which the Defense and Air Force Attaché to the United States and Canada in the Brazilian Embassy in ...
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  • SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTION OF THE CONFERENCE “THE MECHANISMS OF ATTENTION, RESPONSE AND MANAGEMENT OF DISASTERS”, ORGANIZED BY THE IADB AND THE OAS     On May 11th and 12th, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) presented a series of lectures oriented to identifying the gaps ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 10:41 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • Regular Meeting Nº1374 On Monday April 25, 2016 was held the Nº1374 Regular Meeting of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board.During the meeting were presented, discussed and debated ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 6:03 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • MEETING OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION   Upon the occurrence of the devastating earthquake in the Republic of Ecuador on 16 April, the Inter-American Committee for Natural Disasters Reduction IACNDR meet on the Organization of American ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:08 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • IADB PARTICIPATION IN THE CENTSEC 2016 IADB PARTICIPATION IN THE CENTSEC 2016   From 6 to 8 March in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) has ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:46 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • IADB 74 Anniversary – Speech of Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister   74 IADB Anniversary – Speech of Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister  On April 6, it was celebrated in the "Casa del Soldado", the anniversary of 74 years of the Inter ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:34 AM by Jid Webmaster
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