Events

The work of the Task Force takes various forms. The members and observers often participate in or organize events related to SSE. The Task Force also regularly hosts side-events during relevant UN processes and civil society conferences. Those activities help raise the visibility of the role that SSE organizations play in sustainable development.

 

 

UNTFSSE events:

February 3, 2016

Task Force represented at the first European Forum on SSE

On January 28 the UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) represented by Marie-Adélaïde Matheï participated in the first European Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy to present United Nations’ work on SSE. Hosted by the European Parliament the conference was the fruit of an initiative led and organized by the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) to turn their long time support for the SSE into one of its main strategic focuses for the current […]
December 4, 2015

Informal meeting members of the Leading Group and Task Force members and observers during the International Forum of the SSE Entrepreneurs

From 26 to 28 November the 7th International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Ecomomy Entrepreneurs, organized by Les Rencontres du Mont-Blanc, took place in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Many participants of a diverse group of organization participated in these three days of righ exchanges, debates reflections and of sharing. Connections were fostered throughout the Forum, especially through the Project Place. On the 27th, members of the Leading Group and Task Force members and observers met informally over lunch, taking advantage of this […]
September 29, 2015

Strong Task Force representation at High Level event of the Leading Group on SSE

This Monday, Paul Ladd, incoming Director of UNRISD and current Director of the UNDP Team on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, along with Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director General of ILO, Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD in NY and Sharon Brennen-Halyock, Director of FAO in NY, represented the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE at the high-level panel of the Leading Group on social and solidarity economy at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Observers of the Task Force, including RIPESS […]
July 24, 2015

What is the Transformative Potential of Social and Solidarity Finance?

UNRISD organized a workshop on “Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential” on 11 – 12 May 2015, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and International Labour Organization (ILO). Experts tackled the following questions: What is Social and Solidarity Finance? Could it finance Social and Solidarity Economy? What is the Transformative Potential? This workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of 29 experts—in the fields of alternative finance, economic sociology and the anthropology of money. They looked at the transformative potential of social and […]
July 10, 2015

SSE for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda – Side-event at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development, 13 July, 1:15-2.45pm, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) is pleased to announce that the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy will host a side event at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development. It will take place on Monday 13 July 2015, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Meeting Room N°1, Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The topic of the side event is Social and Solidarity Economy for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda. The event […]
October 25, 2014

Social Economy and the Role of the International Organizations

On November 19th, 2015, UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy, jointly with UNDP Seoul Policy Center and GSEF 2014 Seoul Organizing Committee, will organize the “Social Economy and the Role of the International Organizations” Session at 2014 Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF 2014). The session will be hosted at Basurak Hall, City Hall of Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on November 19th, 2015. Pascal van Griethuysen, Research Coordinator of UNRISD, will chair the session on behalf […]
October 22, 2014

What can SSE do for food security and nutrition?

The UNTFSSE held a side event on “Social and Solidarity Economy for Improved Food Security and Nutrition” during the Committee on Food Security at the FAO on 17 October. UNRISD Director Sarah Cook chaired the session which included a panel of representatives from both the UN and civil society.   The speakers on the panel addressed a variety of topics. Roberto di Meglio (ILO) underlined that SSE organizations operating in rural contexts often provide conditions of decent work. While individual […]
October 8, 2014

SSE for improved Food Security and Nutrition – UNTFSSE side-event at the Committee on World Food Security, 17 Oct., 6-7.30pm, FAO, Rome

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a side event at the next Committee on World Food Security. It will take place on Friday 17 October, 6:30 pm – 8:00 p.m., Lebanon Room (D-209), FAO, Rome. The topic of the side event is Social and Solidarity Economy for Improved Food Security and Nutrition.   Around the world, millions of rural workers and producers are organizing in self-help groups, […]
September 8, 2014

UNTFSSE to take part in the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF), 17-19 November, Seoul

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy will be represented by the ILO (Roberto di Meglio), UNRISD (Pascal van Griethuysen) and the UNDP Seoul Policy Center.   The Inaugural Meeting of the GSEF is organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Seoul Organizing Committee of the GSEF and the Seoul Social Economy Center. It will take place in Seoul on November 17-19, 2014. The meeting will bring together local governments and the NGOs with the vision of realizing […]
August 10, 2014

UNTFSSE members to take part in conference organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), 1 Oct., Brussels

Several members of the TFSSE will take part in the conference titled “Social Economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being”. UNRISD Director, Sarah Cook, will present the Task Force to the European audience. The social economy combines profitability with social inclusion. Social innovation is the first step in the creation of a social enterprise. The potential of the social economy and of social innovation was demonstrated at the joint EC-EESC event ‘Social Entrepreneurs: have your […]
 

Other SSE events:

July 30, 2015

Side-event in Addis Ababa on Financing for Development

From 13-16 July, the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development. The opportunity for the International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy to focus on the transformative potential of this economic model and on social and solidarity finance. A side event entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda” sponsored by France, Colombia and Ecuador, was therefore organized by the Permanent Secretariat […]
July 24, 2015

5th Edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (2015)

The 5th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2015. The 2015 theme is “Social Innovation in the World of Work“. The theme has been identified through a consultative process following the 2014 Academy in Brazil. South-South cooperation will remain a key aspect in this discussion and will be one of the main sub-topics of the 2015 Academy. This edition of the Academy will […]
April 3, 2014

4th Edition of the ILO Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Academy

The 4th edition of Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Campinas, Brazil, from Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August 2014. The ILO SSE Academy is an interregional training opportunity gathering practitioners from all around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists. The main topic of this edition is “Social and Solidarity Economy: towards inclusive and sustainable development”. This year the Academy will have a special focus on the Social and Solidarity […]
February 24, 2014

The 6th Mont-Blanc Meetings took place from 9-11 November 2013 in Chamonix, France

Acknowledging the end of the 15 years period allotted to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the focus of the event was “Changing the course of globalization through social and solidarity economy: Towards post 2015 Millennium Development Goals”.   These MDGs had been set by the United Nations to reduce both extreme poverty and the disparities between a large number of very poor people and a minority of very rich. As from now, an assessment seems necessary, as well as […]
February 23, 2014

II World Forum of Local Economic Development recognizes the importance of SSE in promoting economic and innovation dynamics

The Second World Forum of Local Economic Development was held on 29 October – 1 November 2013, in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil. During a session dedicated to the potential and limits of SSE, speakers acknowledged the importance of SSE in promoting economic and innovation dynamics which generate decent work. Developments occurring in the field of SSE have crucial implications for local development, given its potential for stimulating local economic activity, generating employment, building social and human capital, strengthening community governance […]
February 22, 2014

RIPESS Calls on UN to Promote Social and Solidarity Economy at Manila Conference

Welcoming the recent initiative of 14 United Nations agencies to establish an Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy, participants at the 5th RIPESS International Meeting on Social Solidarity Economy called on the new body to carry on the work begun this year by UNRISD and the ILO of organizing an annual conference on SSE. They further recommended that the Task Force be open to civil society participation. Delegates urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the high-level processes associated […]