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Waste Pickers at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences

Waste pickers contribute to the conservation of natural resources and energy while reducing air and water pollution. They also reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reuse of materials. Around the globe, waste pickers are organizing and fighting for recognition of their significant environmental contributions.

Worker Education, Capacity Building & Resources

Recent initiatives have aimed to build the capacity of informal worker organizers and leaders to build their democratic organizations and to run them effectively. For example, the Inclusive Cities Project partners are working on sustainability plans. As well, WIEGO has assisted by offering fund-raising training and working with the HomeNets in Asia to build democratic organizations and make the transition from NGO to MBO.

The World celebrates International Workers Day - 1 May

Press Release (StreetNet International)

 

2 May, 2013 - International Workers' Day celebrated on the First of May commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. It is also recognition of the Global Workers Movement and people unite to express their international solidary.

A Common Vision for WIEGO’s Work with Waste Pickers

At the global and local level, and across all regions, WIEGO’s work with waste pickers pursues a common vision:

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International Workers’ Day, 1st May 2012

StreetNet Campaigns Blog Launched

Street Net Campaigns Blog Launched

July, 2011 - StreetNet International has launched a Campaigns blog to disseminate news and events related to its three major campaigns: the New Manifesto Campaign, the World Class Cities for All Campaign in Brazil, and its several Litigation Campaigns.