Acknowledging the end of the 15 years period allotted to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the focus of the event was “Changing the course of globalization through social and solidarity economy: Towards post 2015 Millennium Development Goals”.
These MDGs had been set by the United Nations to reduce both extreme poverty and the disparities between a large number of very poor people and a minority of very rich.
As from now, an assessment seems necessary, as well as a redefinition of these goals, taking into account the progress made, the shortcomings identified and the emerging new challenges. This broad topic has been approached in a transversal way, in order to cover all components of a sustainable human development, a concern which is at the heart of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises. This sixth edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings included discussions, round tables and conferences focused on the following questions:
The final declaration called on mobilizing the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy to facilitate the recognition of the “SSE Leading Group”.