WIEGO's 8th General Assembly was held in Mexico City, from November 12 to 14, 2022. Like its previous versions, the main objective of the General Assembly was to bring together worker leaders, activists, researchers, and policymakers focused on the informal economy to celebrate the achievements of the past years and, more importantly, plan and envision the years to come. As WIEGO turned 25 in 2022, the main theme of the General Assembly was looking forward to, "The Next 25 Years."
Every four years, WIEGO's General Assembly convenes our individual and institutional members. These global experts on the informal economy –including researchers, statisticians, and informal worker leaders– share experiences, knowledge, and new ideas, set priorities, and frame issues, and review WIEGO’s activities and future plans. The General Assemblies also serve to expand and strengthen the WIEGO Network.
On November 14, the last day of the General Assembly, the Human Rights Commission of Mexico City and WIEGO held a public dialogue to discuss workers' demands for economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 context. In addition to the intervention of Tania Espinosa, Mexico City Focal City Coordinator and Sally Roever, International Coordinator of WIEGO, the event featured a panel discussion with the participation of representatives from research institutes and workers' organizations. The event served to launch the Economic Recovery Platform for Workers in Informal Employment in Mexico City, prepared by WIEGO in collaboration with workers in informal employment in the city.
The event was livestreamed on WIEGO's Facebook Page.
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If you were not in Mexico City, you can find covering of our General Assembly by searching the hashtag #WIEGOGA2022 and viewing content posted across our social media channels:
- Twitter: @WIEGOGLOBAL
- Facebook @wiegoglobal
- LinkedIn: @wiego