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Advocacy and public policies

Advocacy and public policies2023-04-03T15:09:00+02:00

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.

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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.

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.

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