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Guatemala - Conseil économique et social

13 Avenida La Reforma, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala

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Institutional characteristics

1. Establishment

- Date of creation: January,24 2012

- Year operational: February, 23 2012

- Nature of the texts that create the institution (Constitution, law, decree, etc.): 

Decree number 2-2012


- Have any changes in recent years happened concerning the nature, membership, capacities of the Institution.



2. Mandate

Consultation and advisory ✅

Negotiation ☐

Both ☐


3. Mission and attributions

  • Be a permanent advisory body of state agencies.
  • Know and make opinions on their own initiative.
  • Maintain a space for permanent social dialogue between the productive sectors in relation to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies on economic and social aspects in Guatemala.

      4. Composition :

      - Number of members: 36

      - Duration of the term: 4 years

      - Membership categories:

      - Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.):

      Each organization according to their own institutional rules will designate 8 titular advisors and 4 substitute advisors who are later confirmed by the President of the Guatemala.


      5. Management organs

      Presidium / Bureau / Cabinet / Other: Please specify role, composition, designation :

      The president is named by the President of Guatemala from a list of candidates defined by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years. Main role: lead the General Assembly and Permanent Commission meetings, liaison between CES and other government entities, and publicly represent CES in political or social activities.


      Assembly General / Plenary session / Other: Please specify role, frequencies of meeting:

      The General Assembly can meet ordinary up to two meetings per month and extraordinary as many as required. Main roles: analyze and approve opinion that CES will make public, name the General Secretariat, study and approve the annual budget of the institution, hire external audit for each year passed, decide to accept donations and define the list of candidates for CES president.


      General Secretariat: Please specify role, composition, designation:

      It’s the executive and administrative body, designated by the General Assembly for an indefinite term and to legally represent CES. Main roles: Issue and certify meetings minutes, archive and guard all documents created or received by de council, organize and call for the Permanente Committee and General Assembly meetings, hire all operative and administrative staff, expenses authorizations, coordinate public opinions by CES and attend Permanente Committee and General Assembly meetings


      6. Operational arrangement of the Permanent Secretariat

      Yes ☐

      No ☐


      7. Gender balance (% of women)

      Between 0% and 9% ☐

      Equal or more than 10% ✅

      Equal or more than 30% ☐

      Equal or more than 50% ☐


      8. Reporting Institution

      Government ☐

      Parliament ✅

      Cabinet of President ☐

      Cabinet of Prime Minister ☐

      Ministry of Finance ☐

      Ministry of Labour ☐

      Ministry of Social Affairs ☐

      Others (please specify):


      9. Budget

      Amount :

      Between $0 and $249,000 ☐

      Equal or more than $250,000 ☐

      Equal or more than $500,000 ☐

      Equal or more than $750,000 ✅


      Source of funding: Public funds in charge of the Guatemalan treasury


      III. Organizational Structure


      1. Committees/Sub-committees/working groups:

      Permanente Committee


      2. Is there in your country any institutions of social dialogue outside your institutions?



      IV. Functioning of the ESC


      1. Who convenes the Institution?

      Because we are autonomous, we have our own initiative, and we can support any institution that requires it.


      2. Has the Institution a legal right to issue own-initiative opinion? Yes.


      3.How are decisions taken inside the Institution

      By vote ☐

      By consensus ✅


      4. What kind of payment do the Councillors receive: wage, compensation, other?

      Allowance per attended General Assembly meeting


      5. Is the Government obligated to follow the opinion issued by the Institution?



      6. Is the Government obligated to report on the fate of the Institution opinions?



      7. Are there official publications of the Institution opinions?



      8. Is the public opinion informed about the Institution works? How?

      Yes, the institution has social media interaction about the work that is doing and the public is invited to some events organized by CES


      9. What kind of relationship does the ESC have with civil society?

      Part of the Institution ☐

      Institutionalised relation ☐

      Uninstitutionalised relation ☐

      Collaboration ☐

      Participation in the drafting of reports ☐

      Nothing at all ✅


      V.Main technical areas of competencies


      Agriculture ☐

      Civil Society ☐

      Corporate Social Responsibility ☐

      Culture ☐

      Education and Training : Various technical documents with diasgnosed of the educational system and it has been adopted as a strategic subject to discuss recently.

      Employment policy and labour market regulation : Studies and diagnose of public policies about dignified employment

      Environmental Policy ☐

      European Affairs ☐

      Financial and Economic Policies : Monitoring and evaluations of the Economic policies and studies about the financial policies.

      Fiscal and Taxation Policies ☐

      Fundamental principles and rights at work ☐

      Gender equality and anti-discrimination : Seminar about gender equality

      Governance : Multiples seminars about governance

      Health and Medical Policy ☐

      Infrastructure, Transport, and Energy Policies : Study and accounted for in the Plan de Reativación Economica y Social (PRES)

      International affairs ☐

      Labour Law reform ☐

      Legal Affairs ☐

      Productivity and competitiveness : Support in launching the competitive policy and monitoring it.

      Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Industrial Policy ☐

      Social Affairs : Proposal to reduce chronic malnutrition

      Social Dialogue and Tripartism : Institutionalized social dialogue between the 3 productive sector that constitute CES.

      Industrial relations and Collective bargaining ☐

      Dispute prevention and resolution ☐

      Social Security and Social Protection ☐

      Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) : Series of seminars and creation of a report that shed light on the condition of the 17 SDG in the country and the gaps to accomplished them.

      Territorial Management ☐

      Workplace compliance and working conditions ☐

      Youth Employment ☐

      Other :


      VI. Brief description of major results obtained by your Institution in the last 3 years

      Please give examples (Recommendations issued, Reports, Collective Agreements concluded, Conflict prevention and social peace obtained, National policies or legal frameworks including recommendations, Reform of your institution) and attached relevant documents

      Creation and approval by consensus of the strategic agenda

      Creation and approval by consensus of the Plan de Reactivación Económica y Social (PRES)

      Creation and approval by consensus of the report Guatemala ¿que país queremos?



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      13 Avenida La Reforma, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala

      Personnes de contact

      adviser in inter-institutional relations Secretario Técnico y Representante Legal del CES G
      sr. Bernardo López (+)










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