Ibero-American Municipal Secretariat

Secrétariat ibéroaméricain des municipalités
Secretariado Iberoamericano de Municipios (SIAMU)

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1955, following 4th Iberoamerican Municipal Congress, and pursuant to a resolution passed by 1st Congress, Jun 1955, Madrid (Spain). Also referred to in English as Ibero-American Municipal Organization (IAMO).


Maintain close and permanent contact between towns with Hispano-Luso-American origins; organize information and documentation services on their development; collaborate with Inter-American Municipal Organization in the preparation of congresses and similar gatherings; establish, stimulate and maintain contacts with individuals and cultural and social institutions specialized in problems affecting towns, in particular those with Ibero-American roots; act as a clearing house for information; establish specialized centres, foundations and other institutions for research, documentation and information; promote training and advanced courses for officials, and technical assistance to municipal authorities.


General Congress Assembly; Executive Council, consisting of mayors of towns having held or which are to hold Hispano-Luso-American-Philippine congresses. Secretariat is technical and administrative organ.


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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