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:

April 27, 2021

UNTFSSE participates in the relaunch of the Pact for Impact Alliance

The Chair of the UNTFSSE and Director of the Enterprises Department, Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, participated in the re-launch of the Pact for Impact Alliance virtually held on 15 April 2020. The event started with the opening remarks of Ms Olivia Grégoire, French Minister of State in charge of the social, solidarity and responsible economy. Ms Grégoire recalled that the first summit of the Alliance, held in 2019 aimed at creating a Global Alliance that promotes and strengthens the Social […]
April 1, 2021

UNTFSSE participated in a Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and creation of jobs in the EU

The UNTFSSE Chair participated in the event titled “The role of Social Economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights” organized by the Portuguese Government on March 29, 2021. The high-level event was held partially in presence at Queluz Palace in the city of Sintra, and partially via videoconference. The opening remarks of Mr. Basílio Horta, Mayor of Sintra, Ms. Ana Mendes Godinho, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security of […]
March 30, 2021

Joint UNTFSSE-SEE event in the framework of European Social Economy Summit

The Social Economy Europe  and the UN Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy will co-organise the event “Social and Solidarity Economy: leading the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the contribution to a fair recovery”. The event will take place on Thursday 29 April, from 13:30 to 15:00 CEST in the framework of the European Social Economy Summit (#EUSES) on the day dedicated to Partnerships for maximising social impact. This session will examine the transformative role that the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) plays […]
December 11, 2020

UNTFSSE participates in the Side event 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): “Building Back Better: Action Toward a Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World”

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed each year on December 3rd and has two primary goals: First, to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities; and Second, to take action to insure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development. The theme for IDPD 2020 was: “Building Back Better: Toward a Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World”. The occurrence was virtually held on 4 December 2020, as a […]
December 11, 2020

UNTFSSE participates in the second meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration under the Spanish Presidency

On 04 December 2020, Ms. Yolanda Díaz, the Spanish Minister of Labour and Social Economy and Maravillas Espín, Director General for Self-Employment, Social Economy and CSR chaired the second meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration, following the first meeting of May 2020. Spain is the current chair of this committee. Representatives of several Member States of the European Union were present, along with the European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Social Economy Europe (SEE), ILO, […]
October 27, 2020

UNTFSSE participates in the closing plenary session of the GSEF Global Virtual Forum

At the event, the Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department and Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Taskforce on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) discussed the importance of social economy organizations in COVID-19 recovery measures and in the implementation of Agenda 2030. The event was part of GSEF Global Virtual Forum October 2020 with the central theme ‘Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity: Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation’ organized by GSEF and GSEF2021 Mexico’s Local Organizing Committee […]
October 27, 2020

The UNTFSSE event “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post COVID-19?” was held on 21st Oct

The United Nations Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) organized a virtual event on “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post COVID-19?” on 21 October 2020, in the framework of GSEF Global Virtual Forum. More than 300 participants participated in the virtual event. Held in English and Spanish, the event was organized by ILO in its current role of Chair and Secretariat of the UNTFSSE. Ms. Laurence Kwark, Secretary General at GSEF […]
October 12, 2020

UNTFSSE participates in the launching of the MedTOWN conference

The Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department and Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Taskforce on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Vic van Vuuren introduced the work of the Task Force at a webinar organized by the Spanish NGO “Asamblea de Cooperación Por la Paz” (ACPP). The event “Co-producing social policies with SSE actors to fight poverty, inequality and social exclusion” took place on October 5th and was organized by the Spanish NGO “Asamblea de Cooperación Por la Paz” (ACPP) […]
October 12, 2020

UNTFSSE participates in the closing session of the first edition of the Digital Mont Blanc Meetings

At the webinar organized by SSE International Forum, the Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department and Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Taskforce on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) discussed the importance of social economy organizations in COVID-19 recovery measures and in the implementation of Agenda 2030. The event was part of the first edition of the Digital Mont Blanc Meetings organized by SSE International Forum. The webinars took place every Thursday in September 2020 and featured topics including social […]
October 9, 2020

UNTFSSE virtual event – “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” within the framework of GSEF Global 2020 Virtual Forum

The United Nations Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) hosts a virtual event on “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” on 21 October 2020 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm (CEST). This webinar is organized in the framework of GSEF Global Virtual Forum 19-23 October 2020 on “Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity: Power of Community and SSE as path for transformation”. Here the full program. It aims to examine how SSE institutions […]
 

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 […]