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Theme: Informal Economy
Vietnam Informal workers lack knowledge about employment, insurance Vietnam Net . (7 October 2017)

Seven out of every ten informal workers did not know about employment policies and more than 40 percent of freelance workers had never heard about voluntary social insurance, according to a survey of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), has said Ghana’s economy thrives on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) dominated by women in the informal sector.

India L-G discusses waste management. The Hindu . (30 September 2017)

Urges EDMC to explore global best practices for silt, residue waste management.

Brazil Modernising Brazil's waste-picking trade. The Economist . (30 September 2017)

The developers of Cataki, an app, hope to change that. Since July it has been matching people who have rubbish with catadores operating in their neighborhoods.

Indonesia Confiscated goods from street vendors cram city's warehouses. The Jakarta Post . (29 September 2017)

Thousands of confiscated goods belonging to street vendors, such as carts, refrigerators and tire compressors, were scattered around a warehouse belonging to the City Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) on Jl. Tipar Cakung in East Jakarta.

India Revised law for street vendors soon The Times of India . (28 September 2017)
By Chitlangia, Risha.

While the vendors have welcomed the government's decision to hold elections for TVCs at the earliest, they want the LG and government stop the forcible removal of vendors. National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) claims that thousands of vendors have been evicted from city's markets in the past few months.

Myanmar Thailand Call to guard domestic workers' rights Bangkok Post . (27 September 2017)
By Charoensuthipan, Penchan.

Labour advocacy groups are calling on the government to better protect the rights and welfare of migrant domestic workers in the light of Myanmar's rule barring its citizens from getting jobs in other countries as home workers. Poonsap Tulaphan, manager of Homenet Thailand, who advocates for home workers, said Myanmar in particular does not allow its people to be employed as home workers under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) system.

United Arab Emirates Shaikh Khalifa approves law on domestic workers. Gulf News . (26 September 2017)
By Salama, Samir.

Law stipulates essential working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off.

China, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region Exporting recyclables is not a long-term solution to Hong Kong's waste problem. HKFP . (23 September 2017)

The effect of the strike was immediately obvious. Cardboard boxes piled up on the streets, as the price paid for waste paper fell by up to half, and some collectors outright refused to buy.

El gremio recibe las inscripciones de sus integrantes y familiares que no han culminado la educación básica y secundaria. El objetivo es obtener el diploma en 5 años.