RIPESS statement for the UN DESA the NGO Branch

Invitation to The Office for Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

May 2020

Summary :

RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy affirms that transformative pathways for the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development already exist. The United Nations Inter-Agency Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) demonstrated in its 2014 Position Paper Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development that the potential of SSE is to achieve the Goals set out in Agenda 2030 is essential «The international development community recognizes the need to rethink development. Business-as-usual has not prevented financial and food crises, climate change, persistent poverty and rising inequality».