The international development community recognizes the need to rethink development. Business-as-usual has not prevented the recent financial and food crises, climate change, persistent poverty and rising inequality. As a post-2015 development agenda is crafted, the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a pathway to sustainable development deserves serious consideration.
The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) was established to raise the visibility of the SSE in international knowledge and policy circles. It believes that SSE holds considerable promise for addressing the economic, social and environmental integrated approaches of sustainable development.
The TFSSE brings together UN agencies and other inter-governmental organizations, as well as umbrella associations of SSE networks as members and observers. Task Force activities include organizing events at UN and other international conferences, dialoguing with policy makers, preparing and disseminating publications, and engaging in collaborative projects involving TFSSE members and observers.
On the new website for the TFSSE, users can access publications, get the latest news and learn about its activities, including events they organize at the UN and other international conferences, dialogues with policy makers, and collaborative projects involving TFSSE members and observers.