Inter-American Economic and Social Council (IA-ECOSOC)

Conseil économique et social interaméricain (CESI)
Consejo Interamericano Económico y Social (CIES)

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1945, Mexico City (Mexico), by the Inter-American Conference on the Problems of War and Peace, to supersede H-XH1079 - Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee. In accordance with the provisions of the Charter of D-XD3030 - OAS, signed in 1948, the Inter-American Economic and Social Council became one of the permanent organs through which OAS accomplished its purposes. It was directly responsible to the General Assembly of the Organization. Replaced by E-XE2432 - Inter-American Council for Integral Development, set up 29 Jan 1996, following ratification of the 'Protocol of Managua'.


In accordance with provisions of Article 93 of the OAS Charter: promote cooperation among American countries in order to attain accelerated economic and social development.


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Council meets regularly once a year and consists of one principal representative of highest rank of each member state, usually Minister of Finance or Development, especially appointed by the representative government. Committees (2): U-XE1062 - Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council; H-XE1919 - OAS Special Committee on Trade (SCT), replacing U-XE0532 - Special Committee for Consultation and Negotiation (CECON), promoting trade liberalization and economic integration among countries of the Western hemisphere. Instrumental in setting up: U-XD4497 - Centro Interamericano de Estudios Tributarios (CIET) - superseded by U-XE2566 - Inter-American Center of Taxation and Financial Administration; H-XF1104 - Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor.

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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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