Region Latin America
November 09, 2019
Translated by Abrapalabra Co-op
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.