The 5th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2015. The 2015 theme is “Social Innovation in the World of Work“. The theme has been identified through a consultative process following the 2014 Academy in Brazil. The South-South cooperation will remain a key aspect in this discussion and will be one of the main sub-topics of the 2015 Academy. This edition of the Academy will be carried in English, French and Portuguese.
The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) is pleased to announce that the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy will host a side event at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development. It will take place on Monday 13 July 2015, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Meeting Room N°1, Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The topic of the side event is Social and Solidarity Economy for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda.
We’ve seen consequences of this perspective such as fragilizing the poor, augmenting inequalities, and destroying the life conditions for future generations. That’s why financial tools and architecture should be considered and treated as essential public common goods, and therefore should be oriented by agreements where all sectors of society in the different countries, including the global marginalized and poor, have the power to define its form and means of implementation.
«No one should be left behind». There is general agreement that this must be at the heart of the Post-2015 SDGs. This vision must also be at the heart of the Financing for Development (FfD) framework. This implies that the different types of financing, such as grants and loans, must also reach the communities and organisations, including the grassroots organisations, which are working to improve their own livelihoods.
On March 10th, 2015, the United Nations Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) nominated Marie-Adelaïde Matheï, Research Analyst at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) , as the Task Force’s Research Coordinator.
On November 19th, 2015, UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy, jointly with UNDP Seoul Policy Center and GSEF 2014 Seoul Organizing Committee, will organize the “Social Economy and the Role of the International Organizations” Session at 2014 Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF 2014). The session will be hosted at Basurak Hall, City Hall of Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on November 19th, 2015.
The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a side event at the next Committee on World Food Security. It will take place on Friday 17 October, 6:30 pm – 8:00 p.m., Lebanon Room (D-209), FAO, Rome. The topic of the side event is Social and Solidarity Economy for Improved Food Security and Nutrition.