The Economic, Social and Cultural Council

Article 106:
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council is competent regarding all aspects of economic, social and cultural development. It shall participate in every commission of national interest of Economic, Social or Cultural nature.

Article 107:
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall collect and draft, with the participation of the entities of which it is composed, to the attention of the President of the Republic, Cabinet and National Assembly, a collection of expectations, needs and problems of the civil society that have arisen out of its orientation and proposals.

Article 108:
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council must be consulted on every project within the law of finances, every plan or program of the economy, society or culture as well as any legislative provisions of a fiscal, economic, social or cultural nature.

Article 109:
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council may designate one of its members to appear before these bodies and present the opinion of the Council on projects or proposals which have been submitted to it, at the request of the President of the Republic, Cabinet or National Assembly, The Cabinet and the National Assembly shall be obliged, when they are seated, to give a conclusion to the opinions and reports presented by the Economic, Social and Cultural Council within three months for the Cabinet and before the end of the present session of the National Assembly. The Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall receive a description of laws, ordinances and decrees as soon as they are promulgated. The Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall follow the execution of the decisions of the Cabinet related to economic, social, and cultural organization.

Article 110:
Members of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council are:
  • the representatives of syndicates, associations and socio-professional groups, elected by the association or group of origin;
  • the representatives of the collectives designated by their peers;
  • the representatives of Malians abroad. Associate members shall be senior officers of the State from within the realm of economy, society and culture.
Article 111:
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall meet biannually in fifteen day sessions at the convocation of its President. The sessions of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall be public.

Article 112:
The President and Vice-President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall be elected for five years from within the Council by their peers at the opening of the first session. No member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council may be pursued, investigated or tried for opinions given while in session of the Council.

Article 113:
The internal organization and rules of order and conduct of the members of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council shall be established by law.