UNTFSSE

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 […]
August 2, 2022

UNTFSSE special meeting on operationalizing the action plan 2022-2024

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy organized a virtual meeting to discuss recent milestones and future joint work. The meeting took place on July 19 2022, with 40 participants including representatives from the UN Task Force on the SSE (UNTFSSE). The meeting started by welcoming the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) CEPAL as new member of the UNTFSSE and Ms. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD Office in New York, as […]
July 29, 2022

Member States strongly support tabling a resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly

During the side-event “Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the SDGs: Potential General Assembly Resolution,” Member States recognized the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in contributing to the attainment of Agenda 2030 and expressed support for advancing a proposal for a UN General Assembly Resolution on SSE for sustainable development. The side-event was organized by the Spanish Government in collaboration with the ILO and UNCTAD on July 22 in New York. It aimed at socializing the SSE […]
July 13, 2022

International organizations and policy makers affirmed the historic momentum around the Social and Solidarity Economy

A High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side-event held on July 5th discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy in building back better and promoting sustainable development. Organized by RIPESS intercontinental, in partnership with the United Nations Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), the governments of France, Spain and Malaysia, the online side-event was an official side event of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF2022). An annual event and platform of the United Nations organized for the follow-up and review […]
May 20, 2022

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 39th regular meeting

The 39th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 11 May 2022. It brought together 45 participants from six member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNCTAD, ESCAP and OECD), twelve observer organizations (CIRIEC, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EESC and ICA) and three resource persons. The meeting started with a review of the priority objectives of the new UNTFSSE workplan 2022-2024, as discussed during the third UNTFSSE technical symposium held in December 2021.Reflections on mainstreaming […]
May 20, 2022

UNTFSSE participates at Catalysing Change Week 2022

The Director of the Enterprises Department of the ILO and Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr Vic Van Vuuren has participated in the Catalysing Change Week 2022, an international event to unlock and accelerate the potential of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).   Catalysing Change Week (CCW) is a global event led by social innovators and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, exchange ideas and accelerate collaborative systems change during more than 250 sessions […]
May 11, 2022

UNTFSSE participation in the conference “Social economy, the future of Europe”

Organized in Strasburg on 5-6 May, the event brought together more than 2,000 social economy stakeholders of Europe and beyond. The Director of the Enterprises Department at the ILO and Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr. Vic Van Vuuren and one official from the COOP Unit at the ILO and Technical Secretariat of the UNTFSSE, Ms. Valentina Verze, participated in the conference. The conference was organized by the city and euro-metropolis of Strasbourg, in partnership with […]
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 […]
April 1, 2022

EU action plan on social economy is launched with references to the work of the UNTFSSE

On 9 December 2021, after a process of consultation with citizens and stakeholders, the European Commission (EC) published the Social Economy Action Plan « Building an economy that works for people: an action plan for the social economy”. The Action Plan represents a milestone in providing a policy framework on SSE in European Union. It was developed to help the European social economy thrive, tapping into its economic and job-creation potential, as well as its contribution to a fair and inclusive recovery, […]
March 29, 2022

The UNTFSSE participated in Pact for Impact’s event on Social and Solidarity Economy

The Chair of the UNTFSSE and the ILO’s Enterprises Department Director, Mr Vic van Vuuren, spoke at the Pact for Impact event “For an International Recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” on 4th March 2022. Pact for Impact Alliance is an initiative led by the French Government aiming to create a Global Alliance that promotes and strengthens the SSE and the Inclusive Economy. The event was held to review the history and achievements of Pact for Impact and to […]