UNTFSSE

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 […]
October 20, 2022

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 40th regular meeting

The 40th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 05 October 2022. It brought together more than 40 participants from eight member (ILO, UNRISD, ESCAP, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD), twelve observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EESC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS) and two resource persons.   The meeting started with a review of the priority objectives of the UNTFSSE. The focus was on how to operationalize these objectives based on the UNTFSSE workplan 2022-2024, as […]
October 19, 2022

UNTFSSE participated in the 10th edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings on “The Social Solidarity Economy, from local to international solutions in a changing world”

The tenth edition of the Mont Blanc Meetings was organized by the SSE International Forum in Cartagena, Colombia this year. It was the first time that the Mont Blanc Meetings took place, in the Americas. The two-day event included seven selected sub-themes and six self-managed sessions on a range of topics pertaining to the SSE. It brought together policy-makers, practitioners and experts from around the world to discuss the latest trends on the SSE. Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task […]
September 26, 2022

UNTFSSE Position Paper: Advancing the 2030 Agenda through the Social and Solidarity Economy

The second position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy revisits the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and calls for a stronger enabling environment and policy framework for SSE.     The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) has published its first Position Paper in 2014 to emphasize the need to pay more attention to Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the process of drafting the 2030 […]
April 25, 2022

Stories on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Building sustainable and solidary links among waste pickers in the informal economy in Brazil

Interview with Sonia Dias, Waste Picker Sector Specialist at Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) on Redesol, a network of cooperatives of waste pickers in Brazil. The interview was conducted by the International Labour Orgnization.   The establishment of sustainable business links in the recycling chain has been a dream pursued for waste pickers in the informal economy in Brazil. Since the early 1990’s waste pickers have been organizing themselves into cooperatives and other solidarity based associations. These […]
September 29, 2021

UNTFSSE and RIPESS hosted a session in the framework of GSEF2021

This session is organized in the framework of 5th Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) on “Local Government and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”. GSEF2021 was be an opportunity to call for dialogue and action representation of national and local governments, members of civil society, academia, researchers, experts, private organizations, as well as international organizations committed to the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at a global level, with the […]
September 22, 2020

GSEF Global Virtual Forum 2020

Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation GSEF Global Virtual Forum 19-23 October 2020 GSEF and GSEF2021 Mexico Local Organizing Committee (LOC) present the GSEF Global Virtual Forum October 2020 with the central theme ‘Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity: Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation’, which takes place from 19th to 23rd October 2020. The forum will be organized around: 5 Plenaries with simultaneous translation in English, French, and Spanish; […]
September 14, 2020

International Conference: Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia (22 Sept. 2020)

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a way of conducting economic activity while pursuing both social and economic aims and fostering solidarity. Despite the rising importance of the SSE, major questions remain regarding the definition, measurement, size, impact, potential, and limits of the SSE. Against this backdrop, the ILO launched a project, ‘Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy (SSE) in Asia’ in 2019 in collaboration with an implementing partner, the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA), with financial support from the […]
September 13, 2020

9th Edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings (digital) – The Resources of the SSE in a context of Global Mutation

Programme:   3 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 1: LIMITED PROFITABILITY, OWNERSHIP OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION AND GENERAL INTEREST OF OUR ENTERPRISES 10 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 2: FINANCING THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FINANCING 17 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 3: NEW FORMS OF WORK – DIGITALISATION – SSE VERSUS “COLLABORATIVE” ECONOMY? 24 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 4: PROMOTING RESPECTFUL GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SSE, SDGS, ECOLOGICAL PACT 01 October 2020, 15:00-17:30 CEST FINAL […]
August 20, 2020

2020 High Level Political Forum: thematic session on Responding to the economic shock, relaunching growth, sharing economic benefits and addressing developing countries financing challenges

The HLPF on Sustainable Development 2020 serves as a platform in reviewing progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the run-up to 2030. This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020 on Sustainable Development took place between July 7th and 17th. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, and its unprecedented economic and social consequences, the Forum discussed opportunities for “building back better” in the COVID-19 recovery process. UNRISD, ILO, UNDESA, UN-Women, and World Bank have acted as co-conveners for the […]
August 6, 2020

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by all United Nations member states in 2015, provides a framework for tracking progress of specific development goals, and of more holistic and integrated patterns of development. The emphasis within the 2030 Agenda on national goals and targets, however, leaves open the question of how the SDGs will be implemented at the local level and grounded in local realities. In this context, policy makers are paying increasing attention to […]
August 5, 2020

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The international development community recognizes the need to rethink development. Business-as-usual has not prevented the recent financial and food crises, climate change, persistent poverty and rising inequality. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we need to consider Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as an important pathway to transforming the world for the better. The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) was established to raise the visibility of the SSE in international knowledge and policy circles. We believe that SSE […]