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
November 24th - Formal Meeting 1369
Commemorative Day
November 30th - Independence of Barbados


  • IADB participates in the X Specialized Inter-American Naval Conference -Telecommunications The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) participated November, Monday 2nd thru Friday 6th at the "X Specialized Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Conference (X SIANC-T)", in Lima, which was organized ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2015, 6:13 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • XII CMDA EXPERTS MEETING, NOVEMBER 12th 2015 The IADB participated in the November 12 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, at the meeting of experts XII CDMA (Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas). The IADB ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2015, 9:03 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • IADB hosts the VIII Humanitarian Demining Meeting On 4th and 5th November it took place at the Inter-American Defense Board the VIII Annual Meeting of Humanitarian Demining Doctrine.   Sponsored by the IADB and the ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 8:17 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • IADB presentation about "Natural Disasters Management" to the OAS General Assembly (SPA) Presentación del Presidente del Consejo de Delegados de la Junta Interamericana de Defensa, Vicealmirante Gonzalo Ríos Polastri, sobre una aproximación militar a los desastres naturales ante el Consejo Permanente de ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 6:17 AM by Jid Webmaster
    Posted Oct 8, 2015, 8:43 AM by Jid Webmaster
  • 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 ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2015, 8:33 AM by Jid Webmaster
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