The Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) is a multilateral policy international meeting initiated in 1995 and consisting of the Ministries of Defense of the hemisphere in order to promote mutual understanding, analysis, discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of Defense and Security or any other interaction mechanism that allows achieving the same. Conference cycles are two years in a member country assumes the presidency of the same. The function of maintaining the institutional memory has been assigned to the Inter - American Defense Board, an entity of the Organization of American States.
XIII Conference Cancún , State of Quintana Roo, Mexico
7 to 10 October 2018
Newsletter No. 1
Relevant news on the CDMA from November 2016 to August 2017
On November 14, 2016, the Secretariat of National Defense of Mexico, officially relieved Trinidad and Tobago from its role as Secretariat Pro-Tempore and assumed responsibilities for the XIII CDMA for the 2017-2018 cycle.
The Presidency of this Conference fell to General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda Secretary of National Defense and the General Secretary in Brigadier General D.E.M. David Rivera Medina, Deputy Chief of Military Doctrine of the National Defense Staff.