Authorities: Councils/Committees

Permanent Council

Yolande Yvonne SmithYolande Yvonne Smith
Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Grenada

Fernando Simas MagalhãesFernando Simas Magalhães
Vice Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil


Leonidas Rosa BautistaCommittee on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP), Chair
Ambassador Leonidas Rosa Bautista, Permanent Representative of Honduras

Paula María BertolCommittee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP), Chair
Ambassador Paula María Bertol, Permanent Representative of Argentina

Anthony Phillips-SpencerCommittee on Hemispheric Security (CSH), Chair
Ambassador Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago

José Manuel Boza OrozcoCommittee on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities (CISC), Chair
Ambassador José Manuel Boza Orozco, Permanent Representative of Peru

Working Groups of the Permanent Council and its Committees

Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI)


          • Chair: Ambassador Rita Claverie Díaz de Sciolli, Permanent Representative of Guatemala
          • Vice Chair: Ambassador Luz Elena Baños Rivas, Permanent Representative of Mexico


      Committee on Partnership for Development Policies (2016-2017)

      • Chair: Magda Mercedes Guerra Ayala, Alternate Representative of Guatemala
      • Vice Chair: Appointment pending


      Committee on Migration Issues (2016-2017)

      • Chair: Álvaro Calderón Ponce de León, Alternate Representative of Colombia
      • Vice Chair: Appointment pending


      Working Group on Strengthening CIDI and its Organs (2016-2017)

      • Chair: Mateo Barney, Alternate Representative of Canada
      • Vice Chair: Appointment pending


      Current Members of the Management Board

  • Chair (2015-2016): Louis Woodroffe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of Barbados
  • Vice Chair: Appointment pending

Member State Term
The Bahamas 2016-2018
Barbados 2015-2017
Bolivia 2016-2018
Dominica 2015-2017
Ecuador 2015-2017
El Salvador 2016-2018
Mexico 2016-2018
Dominican Republic 2015-2017
Uruguay 2016-2018