The link between the SSE and the Sustainable development Goals – Latin America

2/03/2017

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As part of the 2030 Agenda implementation, and taking into account that the basis for achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires to switch the current economic model, RIPESS-LAC highlights the direct link between these objectives and the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The SSE is part of the response that is currently needed and must therefore be more widely recognized and supported.

Values ​​such as solidarity, justice, mutual cooperation and democratic participation are the basis of SSE. It’s part of the struggle for active citizenship, food sovereignty, well-being, communities and women emancipations, and respect for cultural, religious and racial diversity. In its work, SSE ensures that resources are managed efficiently and fairly, promotes local economy, provides decent work, fights against climate change effects and distributes benefits equitably.

Based on this new economic model, SSE is working to achieve the SDGs, such as:

  • Put an end to poverty in all its forms around the world (objective 1)
  • Addressing hunger, ensuring food security and improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture (Goal 2)
  • Ensuring public health, a healthy lifestyle and promoting well-being for everyone (Goal 3)
  • Enabling gender equality and women and girls empowerments (Goal 5)
  • Ensuring access to affordable, safe, sustainable and modern energy for all (Goal 7)
  • Promoting an inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full employment and decent work for all (objective 8)
  • Guaranteeing sustainable consumption and production (Objective 12)

 

In addition, we believe that real change in people’s development requires to switch the financial institutions activities so that they could respond to fundamental human rights and sustainable development.

At RIPESS-LAC, we have participated in national meeting places to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. We had the opportunity to meet with different continental networks* so that, starting from a global vision, action and commitment, we can bring about real changes in economic, industrial, social and environmental policies, and therefore, achieving the 17 objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

 

*  The World March of Women, Via Campesina,  Organic Producers Associations, and in case of Peru: Asociación Nacional de Productores Ecológicos, cities networks, LATINDADD, etc.

 

Raúl Luna Rodríguez. President of Gresp / Coordinator of Ripess-LAC