UNTFSSE

December 20, 2023

UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) holds its 46th virtual meeting

The meeting brought to an end the tenth anniversary of the Task Force during which a UN GA resolution on promoting abrought together 46 participants including representatives from six member organizations (ILO, UNCTAD, UNRISD, UNDP, UNDESA, UNECLAC, and OECD), eleven observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, EESC, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EMES, Catalyst2030, and ICA). Representatives from UN ESCWA participated for the first time after officially joining the Task Force earlier this month. The meeting […]
December 7, 2023

ESCWA Joins UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) to advance sustainable development

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has announced its institutional membership in the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE). This collaboration, marks an important initial step towards implementation of the recently adopted United Nations General Assembly resolution “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development” (A/77/281) at the regional level. As noted in the UN GA Resolution, the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) encompasses entities that are geared towards serving the collective and/or general interest. […]
November 20, 2023

UNTFSSE receives award for supporting Member States adopt a UNGA resolution on the SSE

UNTFSSE Co-chair Chantal Line Carpentier from UNCTAD attended the Catalyst 2030 Awards for systemic change ceremony on Wednesday 8 November at Spencer House in London.   Ms Carpentier received the special recognition for the work of the UN Inter Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy on: driving forward the social and solidarity economy globally, ensuring the adoption of a UNGA resolution on promoting the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development, recognizing the crucial role social entrepreneurs and other social innovators […]
October 11, 2023

UNTFSSE marks the 10th Anniversary of the SSE Law in Quebec, Canada

The 10th anniversary of the Social Economy Law of Quebec was celebrated at the National Assembly in Quebec City with the participation of UN agency representatives, OECD and international dignitaries.   Following the 4th Technical Symposium in Montreal, the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Social Economy Law at the National Assembly in Quebec City. From the UNTFSSE Members, the ILO, UNCTAD, UNRISD, and OECD were present. Observers’ representatives who joined the celebrations came from RIPESS, GSEF, and SE […]
October 11, 2023

UNTFSSE 4th Technical Symposium: Advancing the Social and Solidarity Economy in Quebec and Beyond

On October 2-3, 2023, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) attended its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, in Montreal, Canada.   The two-day UNTFSSE Fourth Technical Symposium was held in partnership with the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal, and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins. It brought together Members (UN agencies including ILO, UNCTAD, UNRISD, ESCAP and others as well as OECD) and Observers (global and/or regional organizations that actively promote and engage in the promotion of the SSE in […]
October 10, 2023

UNTFSSE holds its 45th virtual meeting

The meeting, that took place on September 5th, 2023, had 37 participants, including representatives from 6 member organizations and 13 observer organizations.   The 45th Meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) began with opening remarks from Chantal Line Carpentier (Chair, UNCTAD). Approval of the previous meeting’s minutes proceeded smoothly, underscoring the commitment to transparent proceedings. One of the key highlights of the meeting was around the preparations for the Technical Symposium in Montreal, scheduled for […]
September 29, 2023

PRESS RELEASE – UNTFSSE 4th Technical Symposium: Advancing the Social and Solidarity Economy in Quebec and Beyond

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) is pleased to announce its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, set to convene in Montreal, Quebec from October 2nd to 3rd 2023.   The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) is pleased to announce its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, set to convene in Montreal, Quebec from October 2nd to 3rd 2023. The event, held in partnership with the Government of Quebec, the […]
September 26, 2023

UNTFSSE will hold its 4th Technical Symposium on October 2-3, 2023

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) was created in 2013 in response to a growing concern within the UN system to rethink development in the wake of multiple global crises and in the context of the post-2015 development agenda paying attention to the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The UNTFSSE aims to raise the visibility of the SSE within the UN system and beyond. The members and observers have committed to undertake collaborative activities to: […]
July 17, 2023

UNTFSSE launches open online course to raise awareness of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and how it can help to achieve the SDGs

Following the historic adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the resolution “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development” (A/RES/77/281) on 18 April 2023, the UNTFSSE has launched an open online course that will allow UN Member States and intergovernmental bodies, United Nations entities, regional governments and organizations, policymakers, academia and think tanks, development banks, civil society (NGOs, foundations, voluntary groups, etc.), the private sector and media to get acquainted with basic concepts and practices of the […]
July 17, 2023

UNTFSSE launches open online course to raise awareness of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and how it can help to achieve the SDGs

Following the historic adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the resolution “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development” (A/RES/77/281) on 18 April 2023, the UNTFSSE has launched an open online course that will allow UN Member States and intergovernmental bodies, United Nations entities, regional governments and organizations, policymakers, academia and think tanks, development banks, civil society (NGOs, foundations, voluntary groups, etc.), the private sector and media to get acquainted with basic concepts and practices of the […]
April 19, 2023

Historic moment for the SSE: At its 66th plenary meeting, the UN General Assembly adopts the resolution “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development”

At its 66th plenary meeting on April 18, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution “Promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development” (A/RES/77/281). The resolution provides an official definition for the Social and Solidarity Economy and acknowledges that it can contribute to the achievement and localization of the Sustainable Development Goals.     Recognizing the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in promoting democracy and social justice, the resolution also: 1. Encourages Member States to […]
December 7, 2022

Multi-stakeholder event: How can the international recognition of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) help achieve the SDGs through social and inclusive innovation? (13 Dec 2022)

A multistakeholder meeting, joining civil society and Governments, is planned at the UN Headquarters in New York on 13 December, 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00 pm (NYT). The event “How can the international recognition of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) help achieve the SDGs through social and inclusive innovation?” is co-organized by the Government of France, Spain, Chile, Senegal and the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE). The objective of the meeting is to raise awareness […]