GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Country Mexico

November 09, 2019

Translated by Abrapalabra Co-op


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Abel Balderas at the round table in the World Habitat Day held in Mexico.

Abel Balderas at the round table in the World Habitat Day held in Mexico.

On account of the World Habitat Day held by the United Nations last October 7th, 2019, Abel Balderas Ramirez was invited, on behalf of the waste pickers’ sector and the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, to take part of the round table “The Informal Waste Economy and Migration”. The following speakers were also members of the panel: Elkin Velásquez (UN-Habitat Mexico/LAC); Thiago Mundano (Cataki); Tania Espinosa (WIEGO) and Vidal Llerenas (Azcapotzalco’s Mayor). Abel Balderas Ramirez works as waste picker and he presided over the Industrializable Solid Waste Workers’ Association called Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, a workers’ association that gathers people who work at an open dumping site, which was created 26 years ago in the district of Dolores Hidalgo, State of Guanajuato, Mexico.



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