UNTFSSE virtual event – “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” within the framework of GSEF Global 2020 Virtual Forum

The United Nations Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) hosts a virtual event on “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” on 21 October 2020 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm (CEST).

This webinar is organized in the framework of GSEF Global Virtual Forum 19-23 October 2020 on “Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity: Power of Community and SSE as path for transformation”. Here the full program.

It aims to examine how SSE institutions can play a transformative role in achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and can be a powerful tool to mitigate the impact of crises. However, since SSE is often not sufficiently recognized by national and international decision makers, the speakers will present and discuss strategies to promote and mainstream SSE into the national and global agendas.

The session will introduce the work of the UNTFSSE in raising visibility on SSE and creating partnerships at the global level. The UNTFSSE action plan 2020-2022 and the UNTFSSE statement on “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?” will also be presented by the speakers. The virtual event will be held in English and Spanish.


Date:  Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Time: 17:30-19:00 (CEST)
Place: via Zoom Webinar
Languages: The webinar is held in English and Spanish

  • Vic van Vuuren, Chair, UNTFSSE / Director of Enterprises Department, ILO (Moderator)
  • Laurence Kwark, Secretary General, GSEF (host)
  • Raymond Landveld, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
  • Yvon Poirier, Vice-Coordinator, RIPESS
  • Jürgen Schwetttmann, International consultant and ex-officio at ILO
  • Elisa Torrenegra, Co-President, SSE International Forum
  • Ilcheong Yi, Senior Research Coordinator, UNRISD
  • Barbara Sak, Managing Director, CIRIEC International

To register for the webinar, please select the special session “[EN/ES] Wednesday 21 October: Special session by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)