His Majesty the King, in the Royal speech on March 25, that on the basis of the experience of the first Council, "we have decided to add to your Council, with its new composition, necessary momentum, through the tasks entrusted to it and privileged, in order to contribute along with public authorities and elected institutions to defend the Moroccan Sahara, and express legitimate aspirations of our dear citizens. "
His Majesty called his loyal subjects, the people of the southern provinces, to undertake serious and deep thinking, regarding their perceptions on autonomy
under the Kingdom’s sovereignty, its national unity and territorial integrity. The Dahir on the Council’s organization sets the core functions in defending the Moroccan Sahara, contributing to the economic and social development of southern regions, and maintaining its own cultural identity within the national, rich, multifaceted and unified identity.
the Council was given broad powers to carry out these tasks, including its advisory role on major issues required by His Majesty the King and the completion of the tasks entrusted to it. It is also a suggestion power for the advancement of the youth and women situation and to express their aspirations through the rehabilitation of education, training and employment, and strengthening regional and national solidarity and the promotion of Human rights in the scope of the rule of law, as well as the maintenance of the cultural particularities of the region.
The Council will also work for the return and integration of the Moroccan detainees in Tindouf, spreading the justness of the cause of the territorial integrity through a parallel active diplomacy, with an annual report on the outcome and prospects for the Council's work. The new structure is characterized by its credibility, representation, effectiveness, and openness to the various components of the social, political and economic and community components.
The appointment of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs implements the announcement of His Majesty the King at the 2005 throne speech and his thirtieth anniversary of the Green March, as well as the consolidation of the royal consultative democratic process to involve various actors and living forces in the southern regions in managing their own affairs, promoting their development and defending their moroccanity.