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Side Event at the High-level Political Forum 2022: Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in Achieving the SDGs


22 July 2022
10:00 - 11:35 hrs. United Nations Headquarters
New York
, United States of America

Potential General Assembly Resolution

Getting on track to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and realizing a resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery from the covid-19 pandemic will not happen through a business-as-usual approach. There is need to identify alternative economic models that can accelerate their achievement.

The purpose of this side event is to socialize the social and solidarity economy and its role in achieving the SDGs.

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE3) aims to raise the visibility of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) within the UN system and beyond, through the undertaking of joint initiatives by its members.

One of its most ambitious goals is to have member States recognize the role of SSE through a UN General Assembly resolution that would facilitate exchange and learning among member States as well as follow progress on SSE national policies for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

In 2020, the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations and the French Government, together with the Permanent Representation of Finland to the United Nations organized a side event at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The Spanish Vice-Minister for Employment and the Social Economy, Mr Joaquín Pérez Rey, participated in this event, supporting the initiative in favour of a resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy.

Spain would like to seek other countries’ interest in analysing the desirability of promoting a process leading to the approval of a UN General Assembly resolution on the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in sustainable development, and to assess, if applicable, the most appropriate strategies for ensuring the success of the process and for generating partnerships and support from countries in different regions.

Spain was the first European country to approve a specific Act on the Social Economy, which entered into force 11 years ago.

This event will increase awareness on the role of SSE in achieving SDG1 to SDG9 without compromising SDG10 to SDG16.

Programme

Inauguration:

  • E. Yolanda Díaz Pérez, Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Labour and the Social Economy of Spain
  • E. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly (Maldives) (TBC)
  • Collen Vixen Kelapile, the Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN and President of ECOSOC (TBC)
  • Ms Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD (video)
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labor Organization (video, TBC)

Round-table discussion on “Partnerships to promote the SSE in the 2030 Agenda”

  • Moderator: Mr Joseph Njuguna, Policy Coordinator of the International Cooperative Alliance and member of the International Coalition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ICSSE)
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief UNCTAD New York office and Deputy Chair of UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE).
  • Ms Beate Andrees, Special Representative to the UN and Director of International Labor Organization -ILO, Office for the United Nations.
  • Pierre Hurmic, President of the Global Social Economy Forum, GSEF (Mayor of Bordeaux, France).

Round-table with “core group” Ambassadors on “The relevance of a UN General Assembly resolution on SSE and sustainable development: contents and technical aspects”.

Conclusions:

  • Mr Agustín Santos Maraver, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations

Closing ceremony:

  • E. Yolanda Díaz Pérez, Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Labour and the Social Economy of Spain.

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Co-organizer(s):
Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York and the International Labour Organization

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Contact

Coumba Coulibaly
coumba.coulibaly@unctad.org