The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) was established in 2013 to raise the visibility of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) within the UN system and beyond. The Task Force members and observers undertake joint initiatives: producing reports and briefs; organizing events related to SSE in connection with relevant UN processes and conferences; and creating partnerships and dialogue with governmental and civil society entities.
The new UNTFSSE website (http://unsse.org/) was designed to be an accessible, interactive, and multilingual space that gives visibility to the most relevant content, initiatives, and projects created and carried out by the Task Force, its members and observers. The update was undertaken in consultation with the Task Force members and observers, taking into account their inputs on the structure, features, and functionalities of the website.
The main goal with the redesign is for the UNTFSSE website to be a real-time expression of all initiatives and projects carried out in the network of organizations and individuals that are part of the Task Force and become the main United Nations online space for the social and solidarity economy. The new website, will be reinforced with links to social media accounts and other key websites on SSE.
The new website will reinforce the four main objectives of the Task Force communications strategy:
1. Convey a simple and easy-to-assimilate understanding of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and how it can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
2. Give visibility to actions, projects, and events being carried out by UNTFSSE and by its members and observers; research-based outputs of the SSE Knowledge Hub for the SDGs; and SSE content already created by UNTFSSE’s members, observers, and partners (videos, audios, photos, articles, publications, schemes, infographics, etc.);
3. Intertwine UNTFSSE members’ and observers’ networks and audiences, so as to increase outreach synergy and cross-pollination;
4. Facilitate the interface between UNTFSSE (members and observers) and voices from the SSE global community of practice (advocates, policymakers, SSE enterprises, and researchers).