About the Committee


According to the Article 20 of the Rules of Procedure of the Permanent Council, the Committee on Hemispheric Security has the following functions:

Article 20. The functions of the Committee on Hemispheric Security are to study, and make recommendations to the Permanent Council on, any matters relating to hemispheric security that may be entrusted to it by the Permanent Council and, through it, by the General Assembly, in particular with a view to promoting cooperation in this area.

Activities: Extracted from AG/RES. 2866 (XLIV-O/14): “Advancing Hemispheric Security: A Multidimensional Approach”


            1.         To reaffirm to the Permanent Council and to the General Secretariat the applicable mandates contained in past resolutions of the General Assembly on hemispheric security and mentioned in the preambular part of this resolution; and to urge member states to continue contributing to the attainment of the objectives established in said resolutions through the development and execution of activities, the submission of reports, the exchange of information, the adoption of measures and policies, and cooperation, support, and mutual assistance; and to instruct the General Secretariat to provide necessary support to those ends.

            2.         To instruct the Permanent Council to continue, through the Committee on Hemispheric Security (CSH) and pursuant to the mandates in this resolution, participating in, holding consultations with, and sharing experiences and information with other regional and international forums.

            3.         To recognize the central role of the CSH in security and defense matters in the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), and to instruct the Permanent Council to continue, through the CSH, to promote and coordinate cooperation among the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization.

Secretary of the Committee on Hemispheric Security


The Committee Secretary is Jose Gabriel Salazar  (JGSalazar@oas.org)