It is the executive body of the Organization and its main function is to implement decisions and actions mandated by the Meeting of Ministers and the Directive Committee. It is headed by the Executive Secretary and included international and local officials.
The Permanent Secretariat is based in Quito, Ecuador.
It has four technically differentiated organizational units operating in an integrated and unified manner. These units are made up of:
· Executive Secretary, by Dr. Fernando César Ferreira,
· The Department of Studies and Projects, by Jorge Asturias,
· The Department of Integration, by Lennys Rivera
· The Administration and Finance Management, by Pamela Navarrete.