Is the organ than manages and coordinates the Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS), in charge of planning and executing all the main activities of the organization. Currently Alvaro Velarca Hernández is the Secretary-General of the CISS.
While he is in function, the Secretary-General does not take part in any of the collegiate bodies of the Conference. Nevertheless, the norms allow the Secretary-General to participate with the right to voice in the General Assembly, the Standing Committee and the Directive Board of the Inter-American Center of Studies for the Social Security sessions. He also is secretary in the General Assembly and Standing Committee sessions.
Among its most relevant functions, the General Secretary has to: