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Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy (SSD)

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The mission is to help to strengthen political processes in the member states, in particular to support democracy as the best option for ensuring peace, security, and development. It focuses on strengthening the role of the Organization as the primary political forum in the inter-American system and on actively helping to maintain democracy in the member states.

In pursuit of its objectives, it acts to increase the legitimacy of institutions in political processes and to strengthen the means of maintaining those processes.

It is composed of the Executive Office and the following dependencies: