The Minister of Public Administration, Darío Castillo Lugo, in his capacity as president of the Latin American Center of Administration for Development (CLAD), headed the LIII Ordinary Meeting of the Board of Directors, held in Varadero, Cuba.
During the meeting, which is taking place within the framework of the XXVIII International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform, Castillo Lugo led the presentation of the work plan for the year 2024, as well as the voting process for the election of the new presidency and general secretariat of that organization.
In this regard, the Dominican Republic hands over the presidency of CLAD to the Federative Republic of Brazil, represented by the Minister of Public Service Management and Innovation, Esther Dweck, who will hold it for the period 2023-2025.
Similarly, Brazil was unanimously selected as the next host of the CLAD Congress, to be held in 2024.
The Board of Directors also chose the new Secretary General of the international organization, with candidates from Peru, Guatemala, Uruguay and Bolivia. The result declared the winner the representative of Uruguay, Conrado Ramos.
During the LIII meeting, the Ibero-American Charter of Artificial Intelligence in Public Administration, presented by Dr. J. Ignacio Criado, of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, was approved.
The representatives of the CLAD member countries expressed words of thanks and congratulations to the Dominican Republic, in the person of Minister Castillo Lugo, for his excellent management at the head of the international organization and his contributions to the process of strengthening and transforming public administration in the region.
It is recalled that the Dominican Republic was unanimously chosen to occupy the presidency of CLAD in 2021.
The Latin American Center of Administration for Development is an international public intergovernmental organization. It was established in 1972 and its creation was supported by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with the idea of establishing a regional entity that would focus its activities on the modernization of public administrations, a strategic factor in the process of economic and social development. The organization has 23 full members and one observer country.