UNTFSSE

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 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 […]
March 2, 2022

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 38th regular meeting

The 38th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 24 February 2022. It brought together 45 participants from six member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDP, UNCTAD, ESCAP and OECD), twelve observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, Catalyst2030, 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 […]
February 1, 2022

UNTFSSE Participates in an International Seminar on Social Innovation and Inclusion

The Chair of UNTFSSE and Director of ILO Enterprises Department joins a discussion at the MedTOWN’s international seminar on social and solidarity economy. On 26 January 2022, Mr Vic van Vuuren, the Chair of UNTFSSE and Director of ILO Enterprises Department attended the MedTOWN International Seminar on Social and Solidarity Economy which was held virtually. In a panel discussion on social innovation and public policies, Mr van Vuuren shared ILO’s experience in innovative Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) practices and highlighted the […]
December 17, 2021

The relationship between cooperatives and the wider SSE was explored during two events around the World Cooperative Congress

With the theme of “Deepening our Cooperative Identity”, the 33rd World Cooperative Congress was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 1 to 3 December 2021. The Director of ILO’s Enterprises Department and chair of the UNTFSSE, Mr Victor van Vuuren contributed to the discussion on cooperatives and the wider Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at a parallel session of the Congress and at a post-Congress event on Global Round Table of Governmental Authorities for the Promotion of Cooperatives. During his presentation at the […]
December 17, 2021

The UNTFSSE held its third technical symposium

The technical symposium took place virtually from 6 to 10 December 2021. The third technical symposium of the UNTFSSE was organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and facilitated by the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO). Fifty participants took part in the event which included resource persons and representatives of eight members (ILO, OECD, UNESCAP, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNRISD) and 12 observers (CSEND, CIRIEC, Diesis, EMES international, Euclid Network, EURICSE, EESC, GSEF, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, Social Economy Europe).     The event provided […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE and RIPESS co-organized a session in GSEF2021

The fifth Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) was held in Mexico City from October 4 to 8, 2021. Focusing on “Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”, GSEF2021 engaged representatives from national and local governments, private, civil society and international organizations, academia, researchers and experts, in dialogue and action for the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). On the third day of the forum, the session on “Develop […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE participated in the opening session of GSEF2021

The fifth Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) was held in Mexico City from October 4 to 8, 2021. Focusing on “Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”, GSEF2021 engaged representatives from national and local governments, private, civil society and international organizations, academia, researchers and experts, in dialogue and action for the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). On the first day of the forum, the Director of Enterprises […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE participated in European Social Economy Week 2021

Director of ILO Enterprises Department and Chair of UNTFSSE, Mr Vic Van Vuuren participated at the European Social Economy Week 2021 in a discussion on the global challenges and perspectives of social economy as a driver of sustainable development. The European Social Economy Week 2021 took place from 11-15 October upon the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union. With the launch of the European Social Economy Action Plan in the last quarter of 2021, the event focused on scaling up, digitalization and […]