Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all
Report of the Secretary-General United Nations Economic and Social Council
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In the present report, the Secretary-General addresses the need for a socially just transition towards more inclusive, equitable, resilient and sustainable development and provides an analysis of necessary policies to be adopted and actions to be taken. The role of digital technologies in promoting social development and well-being for all is highlighted, with particular attention given to disadvantaged, marginalized or vulnerable groups and communities. It also contains recommendations on how countries can make further progress on those issues.
In relation to SSE, it says:
24. Another alternative model of growth, aimed at finding a new balance between economic efficiency and social and environmental resilience, is the social and solidarity economy.31 The social and solidarity economy refers to enterprises and organizations, in particular cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations, foundations and social enterprises, that pursue economic and social solidarity through the production of goods, services and knowledge.32 By empowering individuals through greater control over decision-making processes and resources, the social and solidarity economy fosters economic dynamism, social and environmental protection and sociopolitical empowerment.