By Ripess Intercontinental

Today, April 18, is the day on which, finally, the resolution in support of the social solidarity economy in which Ripess has worked for so long will be ratified. You can follow the assembly from here from 10am NYC (16H CEST) here.

From the international secretariat, and with the help and support of the continental networks, we have sent a series of letters to different embassies and ministries of foreign affairs and international affairs so that before ratification they could express their official support as countries to the SSE. So far there are 27: Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia and Spain.

These Member States have recognised the indispensable role of the social solidarity economy (SSE) in contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and have expressed their support for the UN General Assembly Resolution on SSE for sustainable development. This document is an international milestone alongside the conclusions on decent work and SSE at the 110th International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organization and the OECD Council’s Recommendation on SSE and Social Innovation. They also provide updates on recent progress towards a UN General Assembly resolution on SSE and sustainable development. Some developments at regional, national and local level were discussed, including the launch of the European Union Social Economy Action Plan and other initiatives at national and local level.

Tomorrow we will follow up on this event and publish more information and experiences about this milestone.

Link to official documents:

ILC.110/Resolution II Resolution concerning decent work and the social and solidarity economy

United Nations project of resolution, Promoting the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development