All members are Portuguese and Spanish speaking nations, in addition to Andorra , which is predominantly Catalan speaking, though the organization does not include all the Iberophone nations of the world. In the second congress was held in Quito , where it was decided that the OEI would become an intergovernmental organization of sovereign states.
In , the fourth congress met in Madrid; in the fifth congress took place in Lima. At the December directive council meeting in Panama, its members agreed to the present statutes of the OEI, replacing the text and approving the organization's regulations. Since the Ibero-American Summit in Guadalajara , the OEI has promoted conferences of ministers of education and the execution of the educative, scientific and cultural programs delegated to it.
The purpose of the OEI is to promote intergovernmental cooperation among its member nations, primarily in the fields of education, science, technology and the arts. Its General Secretariat is located in Madrid.
Much more than documents.
Financing of OEI operations and programs is derived from obligatory quotas and voluntary contributions from the governments of member nations and private cultural and educational institutions and foundations. The General Assembly, the supreme authority of the organization, is composed of representatives or delegations from member States. It establishes OEI policies, evaluates and approves the organization's plan of activities, program and global budget, fixes annual dues and chooses the secretary-general.
Made up of the member states' ministers of education or their representatives , it is governed by the education minister of the country in which the next General Assembly meeting will be held.
Its primary function is to analyze and approve the report of activities, programs, the biennial budget and the OEI's financial statement. The General Secretariat is delegated by the General Assembly as executive director of the OEI, representing it to governments, international organizations and other institutions.
It directs, administers and executes the organization's programs and projects. The General Secretariat has a flexible internal structure, adaptable according to policies, strategies and the plan of activities.
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