INTER-AMERICAN DEFENSE BOARD “80 Years of Spirit of Hemispheric Cooperation and Solidarity”

Since the inaugural session of the IADB, held on March 30, 1942, in the Hall of the Americas of the Pan American Union in Washington D.C., United States (currently the OAS Main Building), the Inter-American Defense Board has remained the oldest military defense institution in the world, going through several events that have marked its tradition of service, such as its installation in the so-called “Pink Palace” in August 1949, located at the corner of 16th Street and Euclid Street in Washington D.C., as well as the creation of the Inter-American Defense College, which was incorporated as an Organ of the IADB on July 9, 1964, with its facilities in Fort Lesley McNair, Washington D.C., United States.

This year we commemorate the 80th anniversary, continuing with the purpose of contributing to the strengthening of cooperation, security and defense relations.