STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING ALBA-TCP
ALBA-TCP PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL
It is the Heads of State and / or Government's body and the highest instance of deliberation, decision and political orientation of the Alliance.
It will be composed of the Ministers of the social areas in the different member countries of the Alliance. It shall implement, deepen and follow-up the carrying out of the ALBA-TCP Social Programs. They form part of the Working Groups Council in the field of education, health, employment, housing, culture, sports and others. In addition, the Woman and equal opportunity Committee reports to it.
It is composed of The Ministers designated by each member country in the fields of industries, economy, finance, trade, planning and development. The Council will serve as an instance of coordination of strategies, policies and projects for the productive, agro-food, industrial, energy, commercial, financial, and technological complementarity, in order to structure an Economic Area of Shared Development of ALBA, which will be governed by the Peoples' Trade Treaty (TCP). It relies on 10 subordinate Working Groups:
- Food Safety and Sovereignty
- Commercial Complementarity
- technological Sovereignty
- Industrial and Productive Complementarity
- New Regional Financial Architecture
- Infrastructure and Transport
- Doctrine of Industrial Property
- Dispute Resolution
The ALBA-TCP Political Council consists of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of each member country. Its function is to advise the ALBA-TCP Presidential Council regarding the strategic and political topics, and present proposed topics touching on international policy for discussion within this instance. It plays a role in the coordination and strategic guidance for the functioning of the Alliance.
The Social Movements Council (CMS) is the principal mechanism that facilitates integration and direct social participation in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America / Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). It is an anti-imperialist space, anti-neoliberal and committed to working in order to achieve, the greatest extent of social security and happiness possible, in harmony with nature, social justice and the real sovereignty of our peoples. Its mission is to articulate the Social Movements of the member countries of the ALBA-TCP and the non-member countries, which identify with this effort, and has the responsibility to contribute to the development and extension of the ALBA-TCP process.
This Commission is composed of senior officials of Foreign Affairs, reporting directly to the Political Council of the Alliance, which is the principal instance of coordination and operational political agreement.
ALBA PERMANENT COORDINATION (EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT)
It consists of the National Coordinators designated by each member country. It relies on a Permanent Coordinator who will coordinate its management with other member countries for a period of 2 years on a rotational basis.
- Statistics y Data Team.
- Communication and Information Team.
- Support and Management Team.