IUF’s Latin American Regional Office, Rel-UITA, has been
elected to a seat in the Administrative Council of the
Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of a Social
Solidarity Economy (RIPESS).
The Administrative Council is the body in charge of
coordinating the global activities of RIPESS, a
network that groups a range of organizations from around the
world, including associations of small and micro-sized
services and goods producers, cooperatives of various sizes
and characteristics, and NGOs that promote social solidarity
economy and fair trade.
The Network has a Latin American and Caribbean
formed by organizations, cooperatives and national and
regional social solidarity economy networks from all over
Latin America, from the Rio Bravo to Tierra del Fuego.
has been a member of RIPESS-LAC for several years and
holds a position in its Regional Governing Committee.
It was this body that elected our organization to represent
the region for the next two years in RIPESS’ global
We undertake this task with responsibility, commitment and
joy, eager to contribute to the expansion and consolidation
of intercontinental and regional networks and further the
construction of bridges and meeting points between the
social solidary economy and labor movements, as the two
share many principles and goals.