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Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI)


The purpose of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) is to support, facilitate, and foster integral development in the member states in coordination with measures to strengthen democracy, multidimensional security, and the promotion of human rights. SEDI also promotes intersectoral dialogue, public-private partnerships, and consensus-building in the integration of government policies on sustainable human development. SEDI will also endeavor to mobilize resources for the formulation, promotion, and implementation of technical cooperation policies, programs, and projects in the area of integral development; for encouraging mechanisms and forums for the discussion of experiences and exchange of information among the member states in its area of competence; and for activities to strengthen human and institutional capacity to improve integral development and governance throughout the Hemisphere.

SEDI is the General Secretariat dependency charged with supporting the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), its subsidiary organs, and the Cooperation for Development Fund (CDF).

SEDI and its dependencies and staff are under the overall direction, supervision, and control of the Executive Secretary for Integral Development, who answers to the Secretary General, in accordance with the legal system of the Organization.

SEDI is composed of the Office of the Executive Secretary for Integral Development and the following dependencies:

  • The Department of Human Development and Education;
  • The Department of Economic Development;
  • The Department of Social Inclusion, and
  • The Department of Sustainable Development.