In accordance with what was established in the normative body, the CDS annually develops its institutional activities through the so-called “Action Plan”, which is elaborated by the Executive Instance of the Council (the Deputy Ministers) and is set forth for the consideration of Ministers of Defense for its proper approval.
Since its creation, the South American Defense Council has developed a set of activities under four thematic axes, namely:
Axis 1 – Defense Policies.
Axis 2 – Military Cooperation, Humanitarian Action and Peace Operations.
Axis 3 - Defense Industry and Technology.
Axis 4 – Education and Training.