The Ibero-American General Secretariat was created in 2003, with the objective of giving permanent support to the 22 member countries that participate year after year in the Ibero-American Conferences and Summits.
Prior to the emergence of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the Ibero-American countries met, made specific agreements, but the creation of the Ibero-American General Secretariat allowed a thorough and timely follow-up of the agreements reached.
The international support organization for the 22 countries that make up the Ibero-American community: the 19 from Latin America with Castilian and Portuguese, and those from the Iberian Peninsula Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
It supports the organization of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, it complies with their mandates, and it promotes Ibero-American Cooperation in the field of education, social cohesion and culture.
It is the only official space for convergence, work, monitoring, and agreements in the Ibero-American region that brings together countries on both sides of the Atlantic.
It contributes to strengthen a space for Ibero-American dialogue, very consolidated.
It is an international organization, in charge of promoting the mandate of the decisions of the Summits in the field of social, cultural, knowledge and innovation cohesion in favor of the Ibero-American Community.