International Alliance of Waste Pickers

About the Congress

1st Elective Congress of the International Alliance of Waste Pickers

May 1-5, 2024. Buenos Aires, Argentina

We are waste pickers,
we are workers,
this is our organization,
united for our rights!

Congress’ motto

The Congress is the International Alliance of Waste Pickers’ highest decision-making body and is composed of all affiliated waste picker organizations and Congress’ Executive Council. We meet at least once every five years.

We launched our Constitution in 2022, and since then, with a Global Advisory Committee overseeing the process, finally, the 1st Elective Congress is set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from May 1st to 5th.

Waste pickers illustration, working.

Do you want to know more about the Congress?

  • Agenda. Follow us along on our 5 day journey through our first ever Elective Congress.
  • Resources. Curious to learn more? Here are all the documents you need to read about the Congress.
  • Participants. Want to know who’s attending? Check out our list of delegates, guests and observers.
  • Candidates. Who are the candidates for the office bearers positions?

Video presentation of the Congress