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22 July 2015 Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204)
09 July 2015 FTUEU holds protest action in Kyiv to oppose imposing of cash register machines
26 June 2015 SYTRIECI, a new African Organisation, accepted as part of the StreetNet International Family
19 June 2015 International Labour Organization adopts historical labour standard to tackle the Informal Economy
08 June 2015 StreetNet Presentation to Plenary
03 June 2015 Disappointing setback for marginalised workers in informal economy
03 June 2015 International Labour Organisation to address the future of the Informal Economy
29 May 2015 STREETNET/SATUCC inputs into the proposed ILO recommendation on “Transitions from Informal to Formal Economy”
22 May 2015 NASVI relief Lorry reaches NEPAL
13 May 2015 StreetNet launches New Manifesto Campaign in Eastern Europe
04 May 2015 IDEA celebrates May Day
28 April 2015 Brazillian Campaign against the criminalisation of informal traders
27 April 2015 Solidarity with our comrades, the people of Nepal [pdf]
24 April 2015 StreetNet launches New Manifesto and hosts Social Solidarity Workshop
17 April 2015 Xhidmat-ISH hosts Capacity Building Workshop
10 April 2015 Lift the cap on NYC`s street vendors
27 March 2015 UPTA reinforces its European presence with integration into the European Federation of Independent Professionals (EFIP)
12 March 2015 Street Vendors leaders decries deteriorating situation on the ground
10 March 2015 Moldova-Business-Sind holds Social Solidarity Economy Workshop
06 March 2015 History of International Women`s Day - Past and Present
26 February 2015 Dialogue Starts between Self-employed Workers and Political Forces
20 February 2015 Nayib Bukele did not attend the informal vendors’ forum
16 February 2015 Invitation to a Forum
13 February 2015 Township wars — the myth and mayhem
06 February 2015 NASVI to host Street Food Festival in 2015
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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

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StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies