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Do social protection programmes that impose conditionalities on women fail to confront patriarchy as a root cause of inequality?

7/09/2014 - Source: UNRISD | News & Views | English

The journey towards gender equality is both personal and political, and cuts across relationships and institutions. Interactions with institutions responsible for social protection cannot but be intricate and multi-layered. Yet, addressing whether social protection programmes that impose conditionalities on women fail to confront patriarchy and hamper women’s right to equality is urgent and imperative. It… Read more »

Cooperatives key to sustainable development, says ILO

4/09/2014 - Source: CICOPA

Last year ILO Cooperative Unit launched a survey within the international cooperative movement to find out how the cooperative business model is contributing towards sustainable development, how the actors in the cooperative movement perceive the debate around the post-2015 development agenda, and which role cooperatives should play in this respect. – News / Portada

Now online: Videos from UNRISD seminar The Resource Curse? Mineral Rents and the Financing of Social Policy

3/09/2014 - Source: UNRISD | News & Views | English

Even with booming commodity prices, doubts linger about the potential for mineral-rich countries to achieve more sustainable development outcomes. This phenomenon is often referred to as the paradox of plenty or the resource curse. Videos from the seminar now available online.

Opinion Piece: “The importance of regional approaches to UN debates,” by Daniel Tygel of RIPESS – The Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy


  * This article was originally published on August 10th, 2014, on the website of the United Nations – Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS). In this opinion piece, Daniel Tygel of RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy, reflects on the importance of regional approaches in UN debates. He served as lead… Read more »

RIPESS at the United Nations High Level Political Forum to Present the SSE Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda


On July 3rd, 2014, RIPESS presented the SSE Recommendations for the Post-2015 SDGs’ at the 2nd Meeting of the High Level Political Forum of the UN in New York. The recommendations were officially delivered to UN State Members, Delegates and Agencies. The document, available in 3 languages (English, Spanish and French), was distributed to at… Read more »

Invitation to the WFTO Asia Regional Conference, 17-18 October, Seoul, South Korea

28/08/2014 - Source: IFAT Fair Trade Newsfeed

Interested in the Fair Trade movement in Asia and what is the latest there? You are invited to the WFTO…

Québec 2014 – International Summit of Cooperatives

28/08/2014 - Source: INAISE

Language English The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share. This year it takes place in Quebec City/ Canada from 6th to 9th of october. The Summit is also an unequalled… Read more »

Banking on a better future

27/08/2014 - Source: News feed for: Oikocredit International

Finance Trust Bank is a Ugandan microfinance bank and Oikocredit partner which was founded in 1984 to give women access to financial services. The bank was founded by a group of women who realised that the reason women were more economically disadvantaged in Uganda was because of their lack of access to financial services. Today… Read more »

The role of civil society in keeping vigil over the human rights implications of states’ social protection policies, programmes and activities

24/08/2014 - Source: UNRISD | News & Views | English

One of the fundamental roles that civil society organizations play is to ensure that states respect and promote the fundamental right to social protection and provide for vulnerable and marginalized members of society. To do this, civil society organizations must firstly actively monitor the social protection provisioning of the relevant state actors. Secondly, they have… Read more »

UN Task Force Urges Greater Role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

5/08/2014 - Source: What’s New in CED

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) has published a paper outlining its position and voicing concern that “the process of crafting a post-2015 development agenda and set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has paid insufficient attention to the role of what is becoming increasingly known as the Social and… Read more »

The WFTO Guarantee System’s External Verification: A member’s story

1/08/2014 - Source: IFAT Fair Trade Newsfeed

Amidst the complexity of current verification systems, WFTO introduces a clear system that can be understood and used effectively by…

Gender equality and cooperatives in countries of Latin America

21/07/2014 - Source: CICOPA

The cooperative sector in Latin America has subscribed to the commitment of gender equality, providing a vision of the cooperative movement linked to human and social responsibility towards its workers, according to Verónica Sánchez Olguín, the Gender Equality Representative of the National Cooperative Federation of Diverse Activities of the Republic of Mexico, in her paper:… Read more »

RIPESS Europe Bulletin July 2014

21/07/2014 - Source: INAISE

Language English Read the newsletter here Tags:  INAISE members NEWS RIPESS Europe

Showing the cooperative and sustainable vision in the ILO Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy

16/07/2014 - Source: CICOPA

This year Brazil will be the laboratory for analysing the role of Social Economy in inclusion and sustainability. The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO) is for the fourth time organising the “ILO Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy: towards inclusive and sustainable development”, in Campinas, Brazil, from 28 July to… Read more »

A business take-over, the signature company for soap production in Argentina

14/07/2014 - Source: CICOPA

The bankruptcy of the Sociedad Argentina Grasos y Derivados in the Argentinian Province of Santa Fe had left 83 people without a job. It was revived by creating the Cañada Rosquín cooperative in 2006, which produces soaps, detergents and candles. Over the past two years the cooperative has doubled its production to 400 tonnes. -… Read more »