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Economic and Social Council

Date of entry: July 2, 1999

Member of AICESIS

Member of ILO


Institutional characteristics

Date of creation
December 31 1960
Year operational
December 31 1960
Nature of the texts that create the ESC (Constitution, law, decree, etc.)

Bipartite plus (W, E and others)

Number of members : 150 members

Process of designating the members: appointed by socio professional Organizations and nomination by the Head of State.

105 are appointed by socio professional Organizations:
• Agricultural, rural and swimming-cultural activities: 21
• Banks and financial establishments: 8
• Co-operative and craftsmanship activities: 11
• Women and youth movements: 8
• Industrial and commercial activities: 21
• Professional trade unions: 7
• Self employed people: 6
• Workers: 23

45 are appointed by the Executive for their competence in the fields of the economy, education, health, scientific and technical research, school, university and cultural activities.

There are 88 full time employees.

Duration of the term: 5 years renewable

Management organes


The President is appointed by a decree from the President of the Republic.
Reporting Institution


Souce of funding
The budget is drawn up by the Institution and adopted by the Parliament.


Who convenes the ESC

The Government convenes the Institution. It has not a legal right to issue own-initiative opinion, but it can be responsible for specific missions.

Salary of members

The Councillors receive compensations and refunds of expenses.


There is not official publication.


Affiliations : AICESIS – UCESA - UCESIF

Sub-committees/working groups

Productivity and competitivity

Section of Production and Consumption

Financial and Economic Policies

Section of General Economy, Plan and Finances

Infrastructure Networks, Transport, and Energy Policies

Section of Infrastructure and Energy

Others (please specify the list)

Section of General Affairs, Trade and Tourism

Social Affairs

Section of Habitat and Social and Cultural Affairs