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Santiago, December 18, 2017

The XXXIV Meeting of the JSCA Board of Directors was held in Santiago de Chile on December 15. It was attended by Board members Santiago Pereira (President), Manuel Montecino (Vice President), Pedro Dallari, Douglass Cassel, George Thomson (via videoconference) and Daniel Petrone.



The Board elected Manuel Montecino Giralt of El Salvador President and Daniel Petrone of Argentina Vice President for the period beginning on January 1, 2018.

During the meeting, JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano presented the Annual and Financial Reports for 2017 and the 2018 Plan of Action and Budget, all of which were unanimously approved. Arellano’s first term as Executive Director concluded at the Board Meeting (2014-2017) and he began his second term, which was ratified at the August 2017 Board meeting held in Buenos Aires.


This Board meeting was also attended by the new members who were appointed during the last OAS General Assembly, Margarita de Hegedus of Uruguay and Alexis Mera of Ecuador, both of whom began their term on January 1, 2018. They replaced Santiago Pereira of Uruguay and Pedro Dallari of Brazil, who completed their terms as Board members.



JSCA’s Board is composed of seven members appointed by the OAS General Assembly from a list of candidates proposed by the member states. Their roles include supervising the work of the Center’s leadership and approving plans of action and budgets.






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