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Organization of Ibero-American States

Organization of Ibero-American States
General information
NameOrganization of Ibero-American States
Administrative centerHeadquarters
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese
Head of the OEIKing Juan Carlos I
Secretary GeneralÁlvaro Marchesi
Total Area12147768 sq mi (31462719.1 km2)
Population Est.712974000
Density (pop.)61.1/km2 (158.2/sq mi)
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The Organization of Ibero-American States ( ; ; formally The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture) is an intergovernmental organization, comprising the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking nations of America and Europe, plus Equatorial Guinea in Africa.

The Organization of Ibero-American States for the Education, Science and Culture (OEI) is an international organization for inter-governmental cooperation between the Latin American countries in the field of education, science, technology and culture in the context of the integral development, democracy and regional integration.

The Members of plenary session and observers are all American, European and African: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The seat of its General Secretariat is in Madrid, Spain, and it maintains regional offices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico and Peru, with field offices in Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay.

The financing of the OEI and its programs are covered by obligatory quotas and voluntary contributions by the governments of the member states and by the contributions by institutions, foundations and other organizations interested in improvement of the educational quality and in scientific and cultural development.

It is presided in honour by the King of Spain.

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