Thursday, 21 June 2012

StreetNet at Rio+20

StreetNet International took part in Rio+20 People's Summit from June 15th -June 20th 2012. The delegation comprised Oscar Silva, StreetNet President, Nora Wintour StreetNet Campaigns Coordinator, and Maira Vannuchi, StreetNet Brazil coordinator. 

Launching the report on megaevents and human rights violations
StreetNet took part in meetings related to social security, the social solidarity economy, mega-events and their impact on human rights, and  social movements resistance to urban "cleansing" programmes. The launch of the report on Megaevents and Human Rights Violations in Brazil, published by the Popular Committees of those Affected by the World Cup includes a section on the rights of street vendors and the October 2011 Brazil Street Vendors Forum Declaration. The launch took place on Monday 18th June.
Maira Vannuchi also attended the Trade Union Assembly organised by the ITUC and the TUCA from 11th -13th June.  

Zero Waste Workshop at the Rio +20 Conference Centre Wednesday 20th June
StreetNet also worked with its partner organisations of waste pickers who also held a number of events on waste recycling and the impact of incineration on the climate.

On June 20th, there was a march through the centre of Rio de Janeiro organised by the Peoples' Summit where StreetNet was joined by members of the recently formed Rio de Janeiro Municipal Network of Street Vendors.  
StreetNet and Rio Vendors Forum at the Peoples' Summit March

A leaflet explaining the main demands of the Brazilian street vendors was distributed widely.

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