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17 May 2017 New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy
30 January 2017 Moving forward with new StreetNet International Council
06 January 2017 ZCIEA response to Inter-Ministerial banning of Fruit and Vegetables Vendors due to Typhoid Outbreak [pdf]
30 December 2016 Happy New Year 2017!!!
02 December 2016 Strengthening our internal organizational democracy
28 November 2016 Streetnet holds successful Regional Workshop in LAOS
14 November 2016 Streetnet International President`s Message on International Vendors Day (14 November 2016)
24 October 2016 "Sustaining current struggles to end destruction of informal homes and livelihoods and establish a credible vendors/government negotiation structure in Lagos, Nigeria"
14 October 2016 5th StreetNet International Congress in the eyes of Admin team "A remarkable moment for StreetNet International"
23 September 2016 El Salvador - Through dialog and negotiation, we all win!
15 September 2016 12th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum and StreetNet-SATUCC Regional Workshop on the implementation of ILO Recommendation 204 on “Transitions from the informal to the Formal Economy”
09 September 2016 Hard efforts of street vendors in Rwanda lead to positive outcomes
24 August 2016 Negotiations and Strategy course for the organizers and leaders of street vendors and informal markets workers
22 August 2016 Komi Kessouagni:Komi Kessouagni: "There is a need to reinforce the StreetNet Regional Focal Point and its responsibility regarding the affiliates"
15 August 2016 No city can be inclusive, equitable and sustainable without the inputs from the informal workers!
11 August 2016 AZIEA shows the way to monitoring levy-collection in Zambia
05 August 2016 Promoting labour rights of Workers in the Informal Economy in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras
22 July 2016 Informal economy in Georgia: challenges and opportunities
20 July 2016 “Cruel Treatment Of Street Vendors” In Colombia
12 July 2016 Aaron A Boima, National Secretary-General of SLeTU, shares some history and thoughts on ILO Recommendation 204
08 July 2016 Statement: SAITA to host a National Day of Action march!
23 June 2016 New Urban Agenda and perspectives for the street vendors in HABITAT III Conference
17 June 2016 IFWEA Meeting of the Executive Committee to discuss its Strategic Plan and Education Program
13 June 2016 Representatives of small businesses of Moldova threaten authorities with protest actions
07 June 2016 5th Congress of Unión de Profesionales y Trabajadores Autónomos (UPTA) elects new leadership
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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