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.
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
A historic day for Street Vendors
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.
StreetNet President Mr Oscar Silva invited to participate as a guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” in Argentina
StreetNet President, Mr Oscar Silva was invited as guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” This will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, later this year in October. Mr Silva would be expected to participate as a speaker at the Congress, on the 15 October, in the panel discussion titled: “Decent work and responsible management”. The hosts were quoted as saying that they consider the Presidents’ contribution to this complex issue invaluable. They also added that a serious and creative approach is increasingly necessary to address these concerns.