Meeting in New York on September 20, 2016, in parallel with the 71st General Assembly of te United Nations, states, international institutions and civil society organizations that are members of the International Leading Group of SSE, adopted a declaration ” SSE as a strategic implementation mechanism for the new urban Agenda” for the purpose of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Urban Development (Habitat III).
In the presence of high-level national and local representatives who came to share their experiences, ILGSSE presented the decisive role of the social and solidarity economy in building sustainable and inclusive cities and human settlements. Drawing on concrete initiatives, the ILGSSE has demonstrated that SSE is a response to the challenges facing cities today, particulary in the terms of housings, transport, democratic participation, solidarity and inclusion. Thus, SSE caries a new efficiency, economic of course, but also social and environmental.
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