The Secretariat shall be comprised of the General Directorate, the Sub-Secretariat for Advisory Services, and the Sub-Secretariat for Administrative and Conference Services.
17.2 The Secretariat shall serve as the permanent administrative organ of the IADB and shall carry out the following functions:
a. Implement the resolutions, directives, and other decisions of the Council;
b. Prepare the annual program-budget of the IADB and submit it to the Council for approval;
c. Provide on a permanent basis secretariat services for the Council, committees, subcommittees, working groups, and other subsidiary organs, and for the Chair and the Vice-Chair, and carry out their directives and assignments;
d. Provide technical advice to the Council, committees, subcommittees, working groups, and other subsidiary organs, and for the Chair and the Vice-Chair;
e. Serve as the custodian of the documents and archives of the IADB;
f. Prepare reports for the Chair to present to the OAS General Assembly, the OAS Meeting of Consultation, the OAS Permanent Council, and other OAS organs, as requested or required under agreements with them and subject to the approval of the Council;
g. Develop, in accordance with directives established by the Council, cooperative relations with global and other international and regional organizations on matters related to military and defense issues;
h. Administer the financial resources of the IADB and duly account to the Council for same;
i. Maintain cooperative relations with the OAS General Secretariat;
j. Carry out such other functions as are specified in these Statutes or as the Council may assign; and
k. Provide administrative support to the IADC.