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Voices for Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards an Alternative?

UNRISD International conference Potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) : Towards an Alternative economy, 6-8 May 2013

May 2013

The video : 4min56

As interest in alternative production, finance and consumption grows in the face of global crises, UNRISD held an international conference to explore the potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) — organizations such as cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, social enterprise and associations of informal workers that have explicit social and economic objectives, and involve various forms of cooperation and solidarity.

The conference took place on 6-8 May 2013 in Geneva and was co-hosted by the ILO

This conference newsreel features interviews with participants and shows how the conference created a space for academics, practitioners, UN officials and civil society organizations from both the global North and South to engage in discussions about the potential and limitations of SSE in promoting gender equality, decent work, and food and livelihood security, particularly in relation to a post-2015 development agenda.