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  • Resolution 18: Fund-Raising
    instead if so for what price and how sales revenue should be managed and report to the International Council 3 Efforts should be made to reduce the cost of country activities without reducing the quality or output and funds so saved should be placed in reserve subject to the agreement of the relevant donors 4 In each StreetNet exchange visit the host organisation should cover 10 of the cost of the visit with StreetNet bearing the remaining 90 and the 10 saved should be placed in reserve subject to the agreement of the relevant donors 5 International Congress should give consideration to the establishment of a distinct structure cooperative trust investment company etc accountable to the StreetNet International Congress and International Council whose purpose would be to engage in revenue generating activities The International Co ordinator and members of the Fundraising Sub Committee will be charged to find such information and circulate to all affiliates and the StreetNet office in preparation for an informed discussion of the different alternatives by the International Council who will be charged to present a clear and detailed proposal to the next StreetNet International Congress 6 The mandate of such distinct structure will be to 6 1 Raise capital for revenue generating activities 6 2 Organise cultural activities in collaboration with StreetNet affiliates in particular countries for each of which capital of R1m approx 125 000 will be raised and anticipated revenue targeted at R1 2m i e rendering a 20 profit of R200 000 approx 25 000 each 6 3 Organise revenue generating activities including international fairs and International Music Project proposed by CTCP and Nicaragua for each of which capital of R2m approx 250 000 will be raised and anticipated revenue targeted at R3m i e rendering 50 profit of R1m approx 125 000 6 4 Of 50 profits 30 to be used to cover operational costs and 20 for reinvestment in StreetNet 5 to be distributed among StreetNet affiliates 7 International Congress should charge the International Council with the task of investigating the viability of establishing an income generating micro finance institution accountable to the StreetNet International Congress and International Council 7 1 Such institution should aim to borrow capital at a rate of 0 5 and lend at a rate of 1 so that the profit of 0 5 would be used to pay overhead costs and the balance would be remitted to StreetNet International as revenue 7 2 Experienced and well established credit co operative institutions should be approached to make presentations to the International Council regarding the viability of such an initiative by StreetNet International 8 StreetNet should establish the necessary linkages through the ILO and African Union regional bodies such as SADC ECOWAS and others to make it easier to access funds that come through agencies like UNDP and UNICEF towards poverty alleviation in countries where StreetNet has affiliates to grow the businesses of affiliates members 9 The Fundraising Sub Committee should be reassessed as follows 9 1

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  • Resolution 17: Commission to work on the organizational structure to strengthen internal democracy and level of representation of StreetNet International
    and human rights a diversity of organizations that will surely seek or be invited to join StreetNet International 4 That the numerous organizations in Africa Asia and the Americas that currently form part of StreetNet International have often very unequal numbers of members which results in organizations having more representation within the organizational structures of StreetNet with the highest number of delegates at international conferences making it difficult to take into consideration the views or realities of the vast majority of organizations with smaller numbers of delegates which also affects the plural and objective representation of sub regional and regional realities when making decisions 5 That as it is a fact in StreetNet International its member organizations are numerous and from different countries sub regions and regions in the world plus the complexities arising due to the diversity of languages cultures distances and lack of resources to pay travel expenses of its delegates this makes it difficult for many affiliated organizations to participate fairly democratically and effectively in StreetNet organizational structures 6 That the organizational structures of StreetNet International should incorporate representation in the most democratic way possible of the plurality diversity interests and efforts to improve the social and economic working conditions of workers organizations in what is called the Informal Economy such as street vendors and or self employed workers in countries sub regions and regions of Africa Asia the Americas and Europe HEREBY RESOLVES To create a special commission that within a period not exceeding one 1 year will create and submit a proposal for statutory reform intended to result in a more democratic pluralistic and representative pattern of participation of the various organizations countries sub regions and regions in Africa Asia the Americas and Europe in the organizational structures of StreetNet International That StreetNet should adopt an international policy with regard to the youth in this sector to guide its actions and interventions at all levels to encourage the participation of young workers in the informal economy associated with promoting visible actions and solutions to their specific problems vulnerability to HIV contamination among others to promote the insertion of young workers in the organisation actions and collective leadership to create and consolidate youth structures at all levels responsible for issues of young workers capable of initiating collective actions by the youth and conducting research to nourish collective decision making structures to conceive of programmes and services for the benefit of the youth to encourage the creation of programmes and initiatives to offer services that would tackle problems of the youth in meeting their specific expectations It is imperative that StreetNet should create a Youth Committee or Department to face the current challenges as a process of strengthening organisational capacity and intervening collectively as a way of renewing continuity PROPOSED CTCP SECONDED CNTS FENASEIN ZCIEA NUIEWO ASSOTSI World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=49&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Resolution 16: Privatisation of Markets
    now targets of privatization and privatizing them especially to non marketeers will and is depriving them their economic livelihood and empowerment becoming destitutes in their own countries The social movements around the world are deeply engaged in promoting the social dimension of globalisation we the informal economy workers of the world who believe being part of a social movement representing the vulnerable workers and that the social economic malaise or like others are now calling it the tsunami of poverty has been caused by the neo liberal agenda and privatization is at core of that agenda HEREBY RESOLVE To denounce governments intentions of selling markets and fight for our workplaces markets which are our economic livelihood To demand for economic empowerment by giving markets economic to market vendors who are the sitting tenants for management and that the only socially accepted mode of promoting the common good rather than one person s greed is through co operative To call on the international community to stop providing economic aid to countries depriving their citizens their economic livelihood PROPOSED AZIEA SECONDED NUIEWO World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox 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

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=44&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Resolution 15: Fundraising Sub-Committee
    entitled to profit or benefit personally from any income generation projects of StreetNet International any income which accrues through the work of the Sub Committee including income in the form of commission or shares shall belong to StreetNet International as an organization and not to any individual staff or member of StreetNet including elected office bearers and members of the Fund Raising Sub Committee 3 that the Fund Raising Sub Committee subsequently appointed by the International Council was not able to implement the above HEREBY RESOLVES 1 To instruct the International Council to appoint a new Fund Raising Sub Committee with the above Terms of Reference after analyzing the reasons why the first Fund Raising Sub Committee was not able to produce any written proposal or work plan for the International Council to consider and or adopt 2 The new Fund Raising Sub Committee should be given a time frame within which to produce their first written report with practical recommendations to the International Council PROPOSED StreetNet International Council SECONDED StreetNet Executive Committee World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox 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

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=51&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Resolution 14: Creation of regional structures in StreetNet
    identified region who will house the regional structure of StreetNet and co ordinate the communication between affiliates in the region the focal point organization will report to the International Council and to the Executive Committee and the StreetNet office between International Council meetings the focal point organization will be bound by the provisions of Clause 11 2 of the StreetNet International constitution with respect to fund raising and financial management 2 It will be the responsibility of affiliates in each region to organise and strengthen StreetNet in their region 3 That the following regional structures should be established at this International Congress with the possibility of being revised sub divided or added to at future International Congresses according to StreetNets expansion Asia West Africa East and Southern Africa Latin America 4 That the StreetNet office should negotiate with the identified focal point organizations about their willingness to house StreetNets regional structures and endeavour to raise funds to cover the administration costs incurred by focal point organizations PROPOSED KENASVIT Kenya SECONDED CTCP FNT Nicaragua World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox 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

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  • Resolution 13 Exchange Visit Criteria
    and hawkers how collective bargaining is done what are the issues which authorities are the negotiation partner how does the organisation structure its own negotiating teams how do the negotiating teams report back etc what gains have been made for the members and how far can such gains be replicated how do the organisations build administer and sustain themselves how do the organisations build their leadership particularly women leadership and develop their capacity comparison of organisational systems and structures and how well they work what common experiences they have which they would like to share with other organisations of market vendors street vendors and or hawkers b StreetNet funds allocated to exchange visits are to be used exclusively for the realization of the abovementioned objectives c Organisations participating in exchange visits are expected to make a contribution however small to the costs and such contribution should be clearly indicated in the financial reports d None of StreetNets funds allocated to exchange visits may be used by participants for personal spending money Participants who wish to make purchases in the country they are visiting have to organise their own private funds for this purpose PROPOSED AZIEA Zambia SECONDED KENASVIT Kenya World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=29&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Resolution 12: Worker Education in the informal economy
    LRS and Khanya College South Africa 4 the need for more capacity in workers education organizations to be able to take on facilitation of informal economy workers education activities for StreetNets affiliates HEREBY RESOLVES 1 To participate in the Worker Educators Forum for workers education in the informal economy which will be convened at the international conference of IFWEA in Ahmedabad India in December 2007 to contribute and gain some experience about perspectives on workers education in the informal economy 2 To develop a 3 year Workers Education programme spanning 2008 to 2010 3 To continue to develop informal economy worker education materials and make these available for wider use by informal economy workers organizations in collaboration with IFWEA affiliates 4 To identify and develop worker educators from among the affiliates of StreetNet International PROPOSED FEDEVAL Peru SECONDED CTCP FNT Nicaragua World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox 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

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=31&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Resolution 11: HIV-AIDS in the informal economy
    role model for other affilliated organisations that may wish to establish such initiatives HEREBY RESOLVES That all affiliated organisations should establish HIV AIDS committees at their members places of work focus objectively on sensitisation programmes voluntary counselling and testing procedures for workers to know their HIV status treatment of infected clients by providing them with ARVs anti retroviral treatment and other necessities including prevention StreetNet International and all StreetNet affiliates should make possible contacts with other International Organisations to solicit funds for affiliates to run HIV AIDS programmes StreetNet should also establish an international Sub Committee on HIV AIDS in accordance with Clause 10 6 d of the StreetNet Constitution Exchange of visits and sharing of experiences is of paramount importance and must be encouraged Partnerships need to be established with health institutions and health professionals both medical and psychological for maximum effectiveness PROPOSED NUIEWO Uganda SECONDED USYNVEPID Benin World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox 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

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=61&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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