International Street Vendors Day

14 November, 2013

Street vendor
November 14 is International Street Vendors Day, a day to celebrate the incredible contributions made by street vendors to their local communities and to national development.

Urban attitudes and responses to street vendors vary around the globe, but everywhere they are at the heart of the debate about formalizing the informal economy.

  • Sally Roever, WIEGO’s Urban Research Director, recently made a presentation about formalizing street vendors. She argued that formalization efforts must recognize the contributions and the basic rights of vendors, and consider both the costs and the benefits for all involved. Read her brief presentation.
  • Visit StreetNet International for a message about this celebratory day.
  • See StreetNet Brazil's open letter to the public for November 14th (in Portuguese).

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