Inhabitants of Kiev (Ukraine) witness another barbaric demolition of working places of entrepreneurs

During the raid a small cafe and several shopping pavilions have been destroyed at the metro station "Lesnaya." Working entrepreneurs showed their permits. However, some of them reported that from recently the city authorities refused to renew the permit documents for the land use. Behind these actions of the authorities, the entrepreneurs see the order of influential owners of large trading businesses. Some of whom - are people with "doubtful" past who have managed to become Members of Kyiv City Council, and have an influence on the decision to place the trading outlets around the city.

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Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Facilitating Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy at the International Labour Conference

A Tripartite Meeting of Experts will be held to serve as part of the preparatory work for the standard-setting item placed on the agenda of the 103rd Session (June 2014) of the International Labour Conference on facilitating transitions from the informal to the formal economy with a view to the elaboration of a Recommendation.

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Please join StreetNet tomorrow for a live interview on a discussion on the Informal Economy in Africa. ZCIEA and SAITA will be part of the panel

Justice for Pinky Mosiane Campaign

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A historic day for Street Vendors

A vendor selling snacks near Jantar Mantar

Balwant Singh, a vegetable seller at Jangpura market, has been waiting for this day since 2011 when he found out that a legislation to protect street vendors` livelihoods was in the offing. With a radiant smile on Friday, as the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill-2012 was passed by the Lok Sabha, he distributed sweets in the market.

There were enough reasons for Balwant to celebrate. He expects the "daily routine" of harassment at the hands of municipal authorities and the police to decrease.

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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies