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April 7, 2020

SSE responses to COVID-19: information from the members and observers of the UNTFSSE

With the unprecedented impacts on all aspects of our lives, COVID-19 has revealed the weakest links and blind spots of the social and economic systems within and between countries. As governments at all levels across struggle to cope with the crisis, various forms of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) prove their responsiveness and effectiveness in addressing a wide range of problems of COVID-19. We learn every day about innovative ways SSE actors and practices contribute to filling the gaps of […]
January 25, 2021

Social and Solidarity Economy highlighted as an alternative model of growth in the UN Secretary General’s Report on “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”

The report was released for the upcoming Fifty-ninth session of the Commission for Social Development on the topic. In the report (available in English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese), the Secretary General addresses the need for a socially just transition towards a more inclusive, equitable, resilient and sustainable development. He provides an analysis of policies to be adopted and actions to be taken toward that end. The report highlights the role of digital technologies in promoting […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]