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Theme: Informal Economy
Colombia Balance de los primeros cinco meses del nuevo esquema de aseo de Bogotá Instituto de Estudios Urbanos - IEU . (1 August 2018)
By Medina, Milton .

El antropólogo urbano, etnógrafo, magíster en antropología social, doctor en estudios políticos y relaciones internacionales, coordinador latinoamericano del programa de recicladores en la ONG WIEGO y profesor de la U.N. Federico Parra reconoció que el nuevo esquema de aseo condiciona a las empresas a no llevarse ninguna bolsa previamente separada por la población recicladora.

Delhi India Street vendors protest against eviction drives The Hindu . (15 May 2018)

Street vendors at the protest, which was organised by the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), alleged that many officials had used degrading language and some had even physically abused vendors during eviction drives.

India India leads world in informal employment. The Hans India . (15 May 2018)

Waste pickers provide a critical environmental service, extracting recyclable goods from the waste stream and preventing them from accumulating in landfills and dump sites. And domestic workers clean, cook and sometimes care for children or the elderly in private homes.

Delhi India Delhi vendors cry harassment, to protest on Monday The Times of India . (13 May 2018)

Alleging harassment and indiscriminate action against the hawkers during the ongoing SC-mandated anti-encroachment drive, National Association of Street Vendors - umbrella body of street vendors -has called for a protest rally and a day-long bandh on street vending on Monday.

Pakistan Govt lauded for passing Home Based Workers Act 2018 The Nation Pakistan . (11 May 2018)

HBWs needs social protection, coverage, and government must bring them under social protection framework. Other organizations present were Home Net Pakistan Aurat Foundation, PILER, HBWWF, Women Development Organization, Hunar Ghar, Rana Liquat crafts Center, Pakistan Fisher folk, HRCP, PWC, NTUF were also present on the occasion.

Zimbabwe Informal sector calls for legal framework adjustments Newsday Zimbabwe . (7 May 2018)

The Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEE) has implored the government to put a framework to support the growth of the informal sector.

China United States of America China halts all US scrap imports for 1 month in surprise move. WasteDive . (4 May 2018)
By Rosengren, Cole.

This is the latest, and perhaps most direct, escalation in China's crackdown on the scrap trade since its initial ban of 24 select categories in July 2017. In the months since, the country's new 0.5% contamination standard for all materials, and ban on mixed paper and plastics, has roiled recycling markets around the world. Multiple U.S. states continue to feel the effects and the industry's largest companies have begun talking about ways to change their business models as a result.

South Africa VIDEO: Making a living picking waste. CNN . (4 May 2018)

Between 60,000 and 90,000 South Africans make their living as informal waste pickers, they sort through garbage in landfills and outside homes to find recyclable material.

On March 8 each year trade unions and women's rights organisations mark International Women's Day by calling for policies and legislation that better support working women. Such calls relate to wage equality, maternity leave and early child care programmes.

India Special vending zones yet to be a reality in city. The Hindu . (30 April 2018)

Delay in identifying suitable locations; street vendors not in favour of a sudden shift. The special vending zones for street vendors planned by the Ministry of Urban Affairs under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) are yet to be a reality in the city with the delay in identifying suitable locations.