The founding meeting of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy took place on 30 September 2013 in Geneva. This is a new inter-agency partnership that aims to assist countries, mobilize political will and enhance momentum towards mainstreaming the issue of SSE in international and national policy frameworks.
On 6-8 May 2013, UNRISD held a major international conference on Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy. The event aimed to raise the visibility of SSE within the UN system and beyond, and to contribute in debates about a post-2015 development agenda. The event was co-hosted with the ILO and in partnership with Hivos, the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation and the Ville de Genève. UN-NGLS organized a special session on alternative finance and complementary currencies. The conference was a great success in terms of both participation and outcomes.
For a roundup of the conference, see this special edition of the UNRISD eBulletin. All conference materials, including papers, presentations and podcasts, can be downloaded here. UNRISD has also published an Event Brief, which summarizes the issues discussed. You can find more info on UNRISD research project on SSE here.