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SSE International Forum side-event in the United Nations

aamazit | 10 February, 2014

On 4 February 2014, SSE International Forum organized a side-event in New York at the headquarters of the United Nations in the framework of the eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

In collaboration with the Research Institute of the United Nations for Social Development (UNRISD) and the United Nations Liaison Service with the Non-Governmental Organizations (UN-NGLS) and with the support of the governments of France, Ecuador and Morocco, SSE International Forum organized this side-event on the following theme: "Social and Solidarity Economy: Changing economic relations for equity and sustainable development in the post-2015 agenda". This was an opportunity to present the final declaration of the 6° edition of the MBM, the international leading group of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and the recent creation of the inter-agency taskforce of the United Nations dedicated to the SSE of which the MBM are a member with observer status.

>> Click here to download the programme

>>Click here to download the slides of the presentations screened during the event and click here to read the speech of H.E Nathalie Cely Suárez, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States


Watch the video of the side-event : 


***Past achievements of the Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM)***

In March 2012, in New York, SSE International Forum presented at the headquarters of the United Nations 20 proposals for the development of the SSE worldwide.

In June 2012, in Brazil this time, the association carried again the voice of the SSE entrepreneurs and organized a side-event dedicated to the SSE at the Earth Summit "Rio+20".

One year after, in August 2013, the MBM accessed the special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and thus continued its approach to cooperation with major international organizations.

Then, in November 2013, in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in France, the 6° edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings took place on the theme "Changing the course of globalization! Towards post-2015 Millennium Development Goals". The MBM were once again part of the UN international agenda.