As one of five Regional Commissions of the United Nations, the major aim of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is to promote economic integration and sustainable development across its 56 member States in Europe, North America and Central Asia. UNECE assists and provides a forum for member States and other stakeholders across a range of substantive areas, including gender, economic cooperation and integration, innovation, green economy, population, environment, energy, forests, cities, transport and others.

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at UNECE

UNECE considers SSE in the broader context of the post-2015 development agenda and the process of building more sustainable and inclusive societies in the region. Many countries in the region as well as across the globe are facing challenges in reconciling economic development, social inclusion and equality, and the environment. SSE helps in particular to better integrate the economic and social dimension of sustainable development and will therefore be instrumental in the implementation of the future development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the national, regional and global levels.


Regional inter-agency report “Building more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies in Europe and Central Asia – A common United Nations vision for the post-2015 development agenda”, 2013.


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