Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda Presented to the UN

July 4, 2014

On July 3rd, during the 2nd Meeting of the High Level Political Forum of the UN, the Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations were officially delivered to the United Nations State Members, Delegates and Agencies by Daniel Tygel, Operations Manager with the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS).

The recommendations were developed over a year-long consultation process with thousands of global and grassroots organizations. Before the recommendations were submitted to the UN’s post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals the paper received more than 500 endorsements from organizations in over 70 countries. The recommendations were made available in 3 languages (English, French, and Spanish) to all participants in the room at the High Level Political Forum.

Now it’s up to the networks and organizations in different countries to reinforce these recommendations by requesting that national governments present the recommendations again and add them to their negotiations towards the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

The recommendations are organized in 4 themes:

1 – Indicators to measure poverty, inequality, development and material and immaterial well being;

2 – Transitioning to a Fair, Social and Solidarity Economy;

3 – Adopting a human rights-based approach to development;

4 – Participation and transparency in international instances/processes.

You can read the full recommendations and the endorsees here

For more background, see the recording of a webinar we did in March, as well as numerous other resources linked from this page: /en/event/2014/03/28/embedding-ced-and-social-solidarity-economy-united-nations