Global Position Paper from Organizations of Workers in the Informal Economy ILC 110th Session – General discussion on Social and Solidarity Economy: English and Español.
About the GSEF
The World Social Economy Forum (GSEF) is a global network of local governments and civil society stakeholders committed to promoting the social and solidarity economy (SSE) as a path to a “different economy” for the benefit of all, and a means for empowering local development, centred on social and environmental issues.
A WIEGO delegation will take part in this year’s forum, where the discussions will focus on “Transitioning from Informal Economies to Collective and Sustainable Economies for our Territories.”
The programme has seven main themes:
- Co-constructing public policies for collective and sustainable economies conducive to decent jobs for women and young people.
- Sustainable blue economy, preservation of artisanal fishing, creation of new sustainable jobs, and social and environmental protection.
- Collective and sustainable green economy for the territories, food self-sufficiency and its governance.
- Solidarity and sustainable digital economy and smart territories.
- Financing collective and sustainable economies for the territories.
- Policy dialogue: national and local governments and key stakeholders in collective and sustainable economies for the territories.
- Social and Solidarity Economy and sustainable development: links between practice and research.
For programme details, click here.
WIEGO at the GSEF
At the GSEF, WIEGO will support the position of informal workers presented at the International Labour Conference (ILC) last year, including in discussions on the definition of the SSE and its role in overcoming situations of marginalization. The SSE is a pathway for a just transition, decent work and formalization. In the discussions on the SSE and formalization, WIEGO will highlight experiences from Senegal, among other countries, to show the potential of the SSE, as well as the challenges that SSE organizations face in realizing these objectives.
Learn more about WIEGO’s vision on the SSE: Q&A with WIEGO Social and Solidarity Economy Specialist Federico Parra.
Find WIEGO’s stand at the Innovation Village.
- Adama Soumaré – Coordinator, Focal Cities Dakar (Expert, Workers in public spaces in Dakar)
- Federico Parra – Specialist on the Social and Solidarity Economy
- Maguette Diop – Project Officer, Focal Cities Dakar (Expert, Waste pickers in Dakar)
For media requests, contact Aïda Ba: email@example.com
To learn more about WIEGO’s work:
SSE and the informal economy
SSE – A Pathway to Formalization, Sustainable Development and Decent Work (Leaflet)
Global Position Paper from Organizations of Workers in the Informal Economy (Français / Español)
Proposed resolution and conclusions submitted to the Conference for adoption (Français / Español)
Myths & Facts about the Informal Economy and Workers in the Informal Economy (Français / Español)
For a just transition and waste pickers’ inclusion in solid waste management
La crise de la COVID-19 et l'économie informelle à Dakar, Sénégal : impacts durables et agenda de redressement (available only in French)
La crise de la COVID-19 et l’économie informelle : récupératrice·eur·s de déchets en emploi informel à Dakar, Sénégal (available only in French)
Long Economic COVID for Informal Workers - Infographic (Français / Español)
COVID-19 Crisis: Understanding the Immediate Impacts on Waste Pickers (Français / Español)
COVID-19 and Informal Work in 11 Cities: Recovery Pathways Amidst Continued Crisis
Law & Informality Insights – Defending the livelihoods of waste pickers: Lessons from Latin American litigation (Français / Español)
- Threats to Waste Pickers Around the World (Spanish with English subtitles)
Reciclaje para los recicladores (Spanish with French subtitles)
To learn more about the International Alliance of Waste Pickers, visit: https://globalrec.org
An Inclusive Management of Public Spaces
Street Vendors: Essential Goods and Urgent Needs (Français / Español)
Inclusive Public Spaces for Informal Livelihoods: A Discussion Paper for Urban Planners and Policy Makers
The Impact of COVID-19 Laws on Street Vendors and Market Traders: Trends and Insights from Latin America
Working in Public Space: A Manual for Street Vendors (Français)
Trabajo en el espacio público y movilidad: herramientas para la coexistencia de dos derechos en la Ciudad de México Caso de estudio: CETRAM-Tacubaya (available only in Spanish)