14th UNTFSSE meeting

14 Jun, Geneva, Switzerland

14th meeting of the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) was held on the the 14th of June. GSEF SG, Laurence Kwark joined the meeting through a conference call. GSEF introduced its plan for organizing a SE side event at the PrepCom III of Habitat III this July jointly with FMDV and other partner institutions. GSEF is worked closely with UNTFSSE, MBMRIPESSFMDVINAISEHIC by drafting a joint letter and successfully managed to include the contribution of SSE to the Habitat III New Urban Agenda through the revised zero draft (para 31.).

Para 31.

We commit to create an enabling, fair and responsible business environment, based on the principles of environmental sustainability and inclusivity, promoting investments, innovations, and entrepreneurship. We also commit to address the challenges faced by local business communities, through supporting micro, small and medium -enterprises and cooperatives, in particular businesses and enterprises in the social and solidarity economy, operating in both the formal and informal sectors.