Promotion of SSE at different levels
As a global network covering all continents, RIPESS is uniquely placed to undertake advocacy at different levels from local communities to international institutions, to ensure the promotion of SSE for sustainable, inclusive and transformative development from local to global levels.
Together with our members and international partners, we are working to raise the voice of SSE in international arenas, and to enhance cooperation between States and SSE networks and actors to support the construction of ecosystems that promote SSE development as the alternative development model, driven by the needs of peoples and communities, and the protection of our planet.
World SSE meets in Dakar: GSEF23 kicks off with RIPESS in the forefront
Ripess Europe & Ripess Intercontinental The Global Social Solidarity Economy Forum (GSEF) 2023 is a key international gathering for all stakeholders of the Social Solidarity Economy, which aims to share practices and visions that will help build a more inclusive and egalitarian world through sustainable economic development. This 6th edition will take place in Dakar, Senegal from 1 to 6 [...]
Adoption of the UN Resolution: Promoting the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development
RIPESS’ contribution to the long road to success. Yvon Poirier // 18 april 2023 Today’s adoption by the United Nations General of resolution A/RES/77/281 is a very significant achievement for our movement that has promoted SSE as an important paradigm change to help humanity to move towards genuinely sustainable development that leaves no one behind, the rallying cry of Agenda [...]
Success in the last webinar that Ripess and sister organisations propose on future opportunities and challenges for the Social Solidarity Economy.
Almost 200 people came together on 23 February to listen and discuss the future challenges for the different actors of the Social and Solidarity Economy. Civil society, trade unions, small producers and entrepreneurs, cooperatives, ILO and other UN agencies, states, regional bodies and local authorities, following the General Conclusions of the International Labour Conference 2022 and the ILO action plan [...]
Advocacy work in international arenas—
We are leading the construction of SSE support ecosystems in different international arenas jointly with the continental and thematic member networks. This includes:
RIPESS has been participating in the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE as an observer since its creation in 2013. We work side by side with UN Agencies and other international SSE networks to strengthen the SSE agenda in discussions and policy building at the global level.
The Global alliance aimed at the international recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy / Pact for Impact
Le RIPESS a été étroitement associé à l’initiative depuis le début de ce processus en 2019, et co-modère le groupe de travail sur la gouvernance avec le secrétariat d’État français à l’ESS.
RIPESS is a member of GSEF and vice versa, and we working together to promote intense cooperation between social economy organizations and local governments. RIPESS has been actively present in all GSEF forums, has participated in the organising committees from the first one in Seoul to the most recent one in 2021 in México.
As an observer member in the Economic and Social Council, we have been advocating in the different sessions of the HLPF (through the NGO constituency) urging for the need to include SSE in international strategies for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are also working to ensure the inclusion of SSE in Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) presented by the Member States.
RIPESS, like many other civil society and local government organisations committed to political action and social change through the promotion, defence and enforcement of the Right to the City at all levels, is part of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C). It aims to inspire a better future for all human settlements; it is an open, flexible and diverse network with a special focus on people and communities affected by exclusion and marginalisation. We are united by the values of cooperation, collaboration, horizontality, transparency, accountability, equity, participation, empowerment and solidarity.