Authorities: Councils/Committees

Permanent Council

Rita Hernández Bolaños Rita Hernández Bolaños
Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica

Carlos Alberto Calles Castillo Carlos Alberto Calles Castillo
Vice Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of El Salvador


Hugo CayrúsCommittee on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP), Chair
Ambassador Hugo Cayrús, Permanent Representative of Uruguay

Elisa Ruiz DíazCommittee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP), Chair
Ambassador Elisa Ruiz Díaz, Permanent Representative of Paraguay

José Luiz MachadoCommittee on Hemispheric Security (CSH), Chair
Ambassador José Luiz Machado e Costa, Permanent Representative of Brazil

Ana Rosa María Valdivieso Santa MaríaCommittee on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities (CISC), Chair
Ambassador Ana Rosa Valdivieso, Permanent Representative of Peru

Working Groups of the Permanent Council and its Committees

Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI)


          • Chair: Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, Permanent Representative of the United States
          • Vice Chair: Ambassador Jesús Sierra Victoria, Permanent Representative of Panama


      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