Date of entry: July 6, 2010
Upon request or at its own initiative the ESC has the mandate to advise the executive body on the outlines of economic and social policy, economic and social legislation and issues related to the welfare of the people. The ESC is made up of experts from industry and academia, and so is able to draw on considerable experience in these areas. The ESC works to promote social dialogue on matters that concern Palestinian citizens such as income distribution, unemployment and education.
The ESC has been set up as the first official and institutionalized forum for the promotion of social dialogue and tripartite policy discussions in Palestine. It serves as an institution that hopes to bring together the government, the private sector, labor and civil society organizations with the goal of reaching reasonable consensus on economic and social policies in Palestine.