Authorities: Councils/Committees

Permanent Council

Hugo CayrúsHugo Cayrús
Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Uruguay

Juan Federico Jiménez MayorJuan Federico Jiménez Mayor
Vice Chair of the Permanent Council
and the General Committee
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Peru


Ambassador Stephen VasciannieCommittee on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP), Chair
Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie,
Permanent Representative of Jamaica

Ambassador Juan Pablo Lira Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP), Chair
Juan Pablo Lira,

Permanent Representative of Chile

Ambassador Andrés González DíazCommittee on Hemispheric Security (CSH), Chair
Ambassador Andrés González Díaz,
Permanent Representative of Colombia

Jorge MirandaCommittee on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities (CISC), Chair
Ambassador Jorge Miranda, Permanent Representative of Panama

Working Groups of the Permanent Council and its Committees

Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI)

July-December 2015

    • Chair: Ambassador Juan Pablo Lira Bianchi, Permanent Representative of Chile
    • Vice Chair: Ambassador La Celia A. Prince, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Committee on Partnership for Development Policies (2014-2015)

  • Chair: Yadir Salazar Mejía, Alternate Representative of Colombia
  • Vice Chairs: María Paulina Zanini, Alternate Representative of Argentina, and María Isabel Marca Choque, Alternate Representative of Bolivia


Committee on Migration Issues (2014-2015)

  • Chair: Olga María Pérez Turna, Alternate Representative of Guatemala
  • Vice Chair: C. Inés Martínez Valinotti, Alternate Representative of Paraguay


Working Group on Strengthening CIDI and its Organs (2014-2015)

  • Chair: Samuel Ashcallay, Alternate Representative of Peru
  • Vice Chair: Arturo Barrio González, Alternate Representative of Mexico


Ad-hoc Working Group to Review the Mandates on Integral Development (2014-2015)

  • Chair: Kendall Belisle, Alternate Representative of Belize
  • Vice Chair: Pedro Valenzuela, Alternate Representative of Uruguay


Joint Working Group of the Permanent Council and CIDI on the Draft Plan of Action of the Social Charter of the Americas

  • Chair: Ambassador Huber J. Charles, Permanent Representative of Dominica
  • Vice Chair:  Ana Lucía Nieto, Alternate Representative of Peru


Current Members of the Management Board

  • Chair (2014-2015): América Bastidas Castañeda, Advisor on Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Development of the Dominican Republic
  • Vice Chair: Delegation of Paraguay

Member State Term
Bolivia 2014-2016
Dominica 2013-2015
Dominican Republic 2013-2015
Ecuador 2013-2015
El Salvador 2014-2016
Mexico 2014-2016
Paraguay 2014-2016
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2013-2015
United States 2014-2016