Yvon Poirier participated in the Call for Papers "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?" which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD.
At the tiem of collaboration, Yvon Poirier was the RIPESS Vice-Coordinator. He is a retired teacher involved in the global SSE movement since 2004. He published Social Solidarity Economy and related concepts: Origins and Definitions.