The Latin American Council is the highest decision-making body of SELA, made up of one representative of each Member State, which meets annually and is in charge of establishing the general policies of the organization.

The sessions of the XLVII Regular Meeting of the Latin American Council of SELA will be held at the Permanent Secretariat headquarters in person and online via Zoom.

The Preparatory Stage will start on Monday 29 November 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The Ministerial Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 November 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (Venezuela’s time).


XLVII Latin American Council
29 NOVEMBER 2021

10:00 -10:05 Opening remarks by the Chairman of the Latin American Council at the Preparatory Stage

10:05 – 13:00

Preparatory Stage


Presentation of reports to member countries

  • Presentation of the Forty-Fifth Annual Report of the Permanent Secretariat.
  • Presentation of the multiannual Draft Work Programme.
  • Presentation and discussion of the Proposed Restructuring of SELA.
  • Election of a member of the Administrative Tribunal of SELA.

30 NOVEMBER 2021

11:00 – 11:15

Opening of the Ministerial Stage

  1. Opening remarks by the representative of the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the host country.
  2. Remarks by the Chairman of the Latin American Council.
  3. Remarks by the Permanent Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System.
11:15 – 12:00

Ministerial plenary session

  1. Approval of decisions.
  2. Handover of Chairmanship of the Latin American Council to the new Bureau.
  3. Comments by the accredited authorities.
  Closing remarks by the Chairman of the Latin American Council.