Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI)

Department of Economic Development

Ministerial Meetings

The OAS, as the premier forum for policy dialogue in the Americas, offers a space to Ministers and the Highest Authorities in various areas of special interest to the region, to meet regularly to develop policies and exchange experiences on the main issues of an integral and sustainable development agenda. The Ministerial Meetings sustained within the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) afford a significant opportunity to become an integral part of the process of building and following up on the Summit of the Americas. Accordingly, to provide continuity to these sectoral dialogues, the Inter-American Committees follow-up on the mandates issued at the ministerial level and identify multilateral cooperation initiatives.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) plays a key role in providing support to the Ministerial processes including assisting each host country in the preparatory and follow-up actions, and in the fulfillment of the agreements emanated from the following Ministerial Meetings:


Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities on Science and Technology (REMCYT)

Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism

Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities