The Social and Economic Council (S.E.C.) as stipulated under the National Accord document whose law had been issued and dated in 1999, is considered thereby as an establishment.
Taef sessions which founded the National Accord and were pretty aware of the significance of a S.E.C., had lived up to 50 years of earlier expectations by recommending the establishment of such a Council as being pivotal to the modern order.
Dual S.E.C. tasks are defined as follows:
- Prompting partaking in formulating of views as perspectives of economic , social and vocational sectors as well as consulting with them over articulating political, economic and social state agendas.
- Prompting inter dialogue, cooperation and coordination between various Economic, Social and vocational Sectors, S.E.C. comprises 71 members representing all sectors, associations, syndicates, vocational and expatriate institutions.
S.E.C. tends to operate in 2 directions:
- It provides its opinions (consultative), over dossiers submitted by the Prime Minister (P.M.) to the Council
- It provides opinion over dossiers deemed crucial by the Council. There remains to say, that S.E.C. Opinions are not regarded as binding in any way on the Cabinet. Opinions are merely consultative i.e. while representing a consensus between professional and civil references which comprise S.E.C. general assembly, projects represent to a large extent a faithful image of the community.