Institutional Relations

The Department of International Affairs (DIA):

  • Coordinates relations with legislative bodies of the member states so as to provide them with information on the region and the programs of the Organization and to carry out joint projects in support of the Organization’s mission.
  • Implements policies on external institutional relations, including relations with the member states, United Nations agencies, inter-American institutions, international financial institutions, and study and research centers.
  • Recommends means of strengthening the General Secretariat’s ties with the permanent missions and with specialized organizations and institutions, both regional and international.
  • Devises and implements projects and programs to strengthen contacts between the General Secretariat and other intergovernmental institutions, both public and private.