Tomorrow, April 18, will be the day when the resolution in support of the Social Solidarity Economy that Ripess has been working on for so long will finally be ratified. You can follow the assembly here from 10am NYC here.

From the international secretariat, and with the help and support of the continental networks, we have sent a series of letters to different embassies and ministries of foreign and international affairs so that before ratification they could express their official support as countries to the SSE. So far there are 27: Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia and Spain.

These Member States have recognized the indispensable role of the social solidarity economy (SSE) in contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and have expressed their support for the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on SSE for sustainable development. This document is an international landmark along with the conclusions on decent work and SSE at the 110th International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organization and the Recommendation on SSE and Social Innovation of the OECD Council. They also provide updates on recent progress towards a UN General Assembly resolution on SSE and sustainable development. Some developments at regional, national and local level were discussed, including the launch of the European Union’s Action Plan for the Social Economy and other initiatives at national and local level.

Tomorrow we will follow up on this event and publish more information and experiences about this milestone.