INSTITUTE OF EXTERIOR SERVICE
DECRECT N° 2.708
Bs. Ace. 10/4/63.
VISTO: the need to regulate the selection and preparation courses for staff of the Foreign Service The President of the Argentine Nation,
Article 1 - The Foreign Service Institute under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship shall adopt these regulations to govern its operation.
From the Director and Deputy Director
Article 2 - The Institute shall be headed by a Director, appointed by the Executive Branch on the proposal of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship, who must be or have been an official of the Foreign Service of the Nation. It will last for four years and will be unmovable as long as its good conduct lasts.
Art. 3rd The Executive Branch, on the proposal of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship, shall appoint a Deputy Director of the Institute to be also Head of Courses.
Article 4 - The functions of the Director shall be: (a) the overall direction of the Institute; (b) approval of the annual plan of activities; (c) resolve by itself the recruitment of staff whose retributions may not exceed the amounts set by the Institute ' s budget; (d) supervise the activity of the Institute ' s teaching staff; (e) arrange for the work, conferences and colloquiums to be issued; (f) approve the programmes of the subject matter included in the corresponding studies; This decision may be reconsidered within 10 days of communication; (h) establish the final concept of the applicant. Its decision in this regard will be inapplicable and definitive; (i) all those necessary for the realization of the objectives of the Institute and the best performance of its functions.
Art. 5° -
It is up to the Director to exercise the representation of the Institute before any State or foreign agency.
Art. 6° -
The Deputy Director shall replace the Director in his functions in the event of temporary absence.
Art. 7° -
It is incumbent upon the Deputy Director: (a) to prepare and submit annually the proposed budget of expenditure; (b) to coordinate with teachers the schedule of the courses and to integrate the review tables on behalf of the Director; (c) to raise the qualifications of the applicants and trainees to the Director, including backgrounds and reports that he deems to contribute to his best illustration.
From the Secretary-General and the Secretary-General
Art. 8° -
The Institute will have a Secretary-General to be appointed by the Director of the Institute.
Art. 9° -
The functions of the Secretary-General shall be: (a) to register applications for the registration of staff members and applicants of the Foreign Service, to be responsible for the laggages of the students; (b) to carry the counter-reference of the elements and bibliographical materials, research and general documentation of the Institute; (c) to collaborate directly with the Director and Deputy Director of the Institute, taking care of the measures and resolutions; (d)
Art. 10.- The Institute shall have a Registrar who shall be appointed by the Director of the Institute and shall replace the Secretary-General in the event of his absence.
Of the Teachers
Art. 11.- Teachers shall be responsible for the teaching of the subjects entrusted to them and shall submit the programmes of the respective subjects to the approval of the Director. Temporary teachers may be appointed to develop lecture courses or cycles where necessary.
Art. 12.- The review tables will be composed of the lecturer on the subject and another professor at the Institute. The Director or Deputy Director may integrate it if they believe it appropriate.
Art. 13.- The alternate professors will replace the holders with their same remuneration and powers in the event necessary for the absence or impossibility of the holder.
Art. 14.- Teachers should be excused from forming part of the examination tables referred to in article 12 when they are linked to students for family ties or when they measure reasons for other incompatibility.
Art. 15.- For the purpose of better systematization, the subjects will be classified within the following departments: International Policy, International Law, Economics and Diplomatic Culture.
Art. 16.- The Department of International Policy will cover the following subjects: Argentine Policy; International Relations and Chosen Problems of International Policy.
Art. 17.- The Department of Internal Law will cover the following subjects: Foreign Policy Argentina; International Relations and Chosen Problems of International Policy.
Art. 18. The Department of Economics will cover the following subjects: International Trade; Economic Development and International Financial Systems.
Art. 19.- The Department of Diplomatic Culture will cover the following subjects: Diplomatic History; Argentine and Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law, Diplomatic Law and Diplomatic and Consular Practice and Private International Law.
From entering the Foreign Service of the Nation
Art. 20.- The entry to the Foreign Service of the Nation shall be made exclusively by the category "I", Attached and Vice-Consul, in accordance with the rules set out in this Regulation.
Art. 21.- To enter the Foreign Service of the Nation it is necessary:
(a) To provide proof of competence to be admitted to compulsory courses at the National Foreign Service Institute.
(b) Follow the courses determined in these Regulations at the Institute of Foreign Service of the Nation.
(c) To revoke the examinations of the sufficiency of the subjects studied and the colloquium determined in the respective article.
Art. 22.- In order to enter the Foreign Service Institute, it is essential to have completed the complete cycle of secondary studies in addition to the other conditions established by the Foreign Service Act.
Applicants who have a degree in Lawyer, Doctor in Economics, Doctor in Diplomacy or Diploma for Foreign Service, will be recognized 2 points, which will be added to their qualifications for admission to the Institute.
Applicants who possess a university degree of those not mentioned above will be recognized 1 point that will be added to their final qualifications.
Art. 23.- Applications for entry for applicants in any of the following cases shall not be considered:
(a) Proceeding in the common or federal jurisdiction, without the determination of a definitive dismissal that the case does not affect its good name and honour, or an acquittal setup has been made in plenary.
(b) Lower military, armed or aviation for misconduct or as a result of the unfavourable judgement of a court of honour or sentence of military tribunals, except rehabilitation.
(c) Be civilly contested or have embargoes.
(d) Be exonerated from the Public Service except for rehabilitation.
(e) Be linked to interests incompatible with the State Administration.
Art. 24.- In order to enter the Foreign Service Institute to follow the courses, applicants must pass the following examinations:
1) Argentine and American history.
2) Universal History.
3) Physical and Human Geography.
4) Political Economy.
(5) Public International Law.
They should also examine two languages to choose from: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. One language must be compulsory English or French.
Art. 25.- Applicants who have approved the established examinations shall enter the Institute of Foreign Service as trainees where they shall follow the courses to be determined.
Art. 26.- The attendance at such courses will be mandatory, with more than 20% of faults automatically removed from the list.
At the end of each school year, the students are required to perform examinations of each factory by 1 to 10 points.
Art. 27.- Students who have obtained a 7 or more qualification shall be subject to colloquiums, of which senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship shall participate if the Director deems it appropriate, in which their skills will be appreciated for the performance of diplomatic functions.
Art. 28.- At the end of the courses and colloquiums referred to in the previous article, the Institute shall draw up the list of trainees to be admitted to the Foreign Service according to the number of vacancies established and the corresponding merit order.
Art. 29.- The Institute will organize Senior Specialization Courses and promote lectures and language classes for this purpose. Language examinations provided for in the respective regulations shall depend on the Institute.
From the Yearbook
Art. 30.- A yearbook will be published regularly covering studies and information on the different aspects of international relations.
Art. 31.- The Director of the Institute shall be Director of the Yearbook and shall designate the Drafting Council among persons of recognized specialization in matters that are given at the Institute.
Art. 32.- The Institute will establish a Special Studies Centre, chaired by the Chief of Courses, which will respond to the needs of the Foreign Service.
Art. 33.- The subjects to be studied in the Special Courses will be suggested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, by the Director, or by the Special Studies Centre.
Art. 34.- All provisions opposing this decree are repealed.
Art. 35.- The present decree will be endorsed by the Ministers Secretary of State in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Worship and Economics and signed by Mr. Secretary of State of Finance.
Art. 36.- Contact, post, give to the General Directorate of the Official Gazette and Prints and archvese.
GUIDO. Carlos M. Muñiz.- Eustaquio A. Méndez Delfino. -
Ramon C. Lequerica.