Inter-American Committee on Social Development (CIDES)

Inter-American Committee on Social Development (CIDES)

The Inter-American Committee on Social Development (CIDES) main objective is to strengthen and reinforce hemispheric dialogue in order to support the creation of policies and develop cooperation activities in the area of social development, focusing on the fight against poverty and discrimination in the hemisphere. Also, the CIDES provides follow-up to the mandates of the Summits of the Americas as well as those agreements reached in the framework of the Meetings of Ministers and High-level Authorities of Social Development. In addition, it seeks to identify multilateral initiatives and contribute in the execution of OAS policies on cooperation for partnership for social development. The Technical Secretariat of CIDES is the Department of Social Development and Employment.

CIDES authorities were elected during the Second Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development held in July 2010 in Cali, Colombia.

        Chair: Brazil

        Vice Chairs:
        Barbados and Mexico
        El Salvador

Meetings of the Inter-American Committee on Social Development

For more information, please consult the Rules of Procedure of CIDES.