Peter Utting, Deputy Director of UNRISD, retired on the 31 August, after having worked for over 23 years at UNRISD. He was instrumental in the founding of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (TFSSE) and acted as the first co-ordinator of the TFSSE Secretariat.
Several members of the TFSSE will take part in the conference titled “Social Economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being”. Click here for the detailed programme. UNRISD Director, Sarah Cook, will present the Task Force to the European audience.
As part of the 5th UNCTAD Public Symposium, the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) will host a session on Alternative Trade and Finance for a Solidarity Economy, on 19 June 2014, 2-3:30 pm, at Room XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva. This session will examine an emerging development model – based on myriad initiatives around the world – which is increasingly referred to as the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).