SSE for improved Food Security and Nutrition – TFSSE side-event at the Committee on World Food Security, 17 Oct., 6-7.30pm, FAO, Rome

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.

TFSSE Position Paper – Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Position Paper
How can SSE best address some of the key challenges of the 21st century? What can it do for decent work, women’s well-being, greening the economy and transforming finance? This position paper has been prepared by members and observers of the TFSSE. It argues the post-2015 development agenda has paid insufficient attention to the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

First meeting of the Leading Group on SSE to take place on 22 September in NY.

The Task Force will be represented at the first meeting of the International Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy during the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters. The meeting, organized by the Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM), will take place on Monday September 22, from 4 to 6pm in conference room n°8. The event is supported by the French government. The Leading Group brings together States (to date: France, Ecuador, Morocco, Luxembourg, Colombia and Quebec as observer), international institutions and organizations of the civil society.

TFSSE members to take part in conference organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), 1 Oct., Brussels

EESCSeveral 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.

4th Edition of the ILO Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Academy

Banner for the SSE AcademyThe 4th edition of Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Campinas, Brazil, from Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August 2014.

The ILO SSE Academy is an interregional training opportunity gathering practitioners from all around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists. The main topic of this edition is”Social and Solidarity Economy: towards inclusive and sustainable development”.

Side event on SSE at the 8th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals



Speakers at the side-event titled “SSE: Changing economic relations for equality and sustainable development in the post-2015 agenda” presented to a packed room in the UN building in New York on 4 February 2014. The objective of the side event was to discuss how SSE can contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.