Video of our webinar “The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group”
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Video of our webinar “The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group”

For the International Day of Peasant’s Struggles on April 17, Defending Peasants’ Rights and La Via Campesina held a webinar on the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on UNDROP, with three of its experts: Shalmali Guttal, Carlos Duarte and Geneviève Savigny. The UNDROP Working Group was created by a resolution of the Human Rights…

MAP Belgium’s Peasant Towns Charter: an example of using UNDROP at local level
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MAP Belgium’s Peasant Towns Charter: an example of using UNDROP at local level

The Mouvement Action Paysanne (MAP) is a Belgian association of peasants and citizens who have set up an “ Independent Peasant School ” (ASBL EPI) to pass on peasant knowledge and know-how. MAP and EPI are committed to public recognition of the existence, content and specific nature of peasant agriculture and the peasant profession. On…

Empowering Rural Communities Through UNDROP – the actions of ESAFF-Uganda
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Empowering Rural Communities Through UNDROP – the actions of ESAFF-Uganda

We are presenting here the work of the peasants organization ESAFF (Eastern and Southern Africa Small-Scale Farmers Forum) Uganda on the UNDROP. ESAFF-Uganda is a member organization of La Via Campesina. Call to domesticate UNDROP ESAFF-Uganda has been commited to the promotion and implementation of UNDROP for many years. Right after the adoption of the…

Webinar – The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group
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Webinar – The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group

Online – Wednesdey April 24th 12-2pm UTC For International Peasants’Day (April 17th), Defending Peasants’ Rights and La Via Campesina invite you to their webinar dedicated to the new UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the UNDROP. The Human Rights Council created the Working Group in October of last year, and its members will soon…

Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°4 
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Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°4 

On December 12th, Defending Peasants Rights celebrated its first birthday! In one year, we have gathered more than a 100 publications: stories of struggles, training videos, interviews about case law, reports on specific rights, there is something for everyone! With this new year beginning, we look forward to sharing with you even more contents. We…

Diego Montón: “Agrarian reform is a UN orientation and not only a leftist slogan”.
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Diego Montón: “Agrarian reform is a UN orientation and not only a leftist slogan”.

This article was written by Diego Pintos and published by Tiempo Argentino on November 10, 2023, and is available here. The leader of the Movimiento Nacional Campesino Indígena-Somos Tierra (MNCI-ST), analyzes the recent creation of a working group under the auspices of the United Nations to guarantee peasant rights. On October 11, 2023, a global…

Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°3
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Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°3

Victory for Peasants’ Rights! The United Nations Human Rights Council votes in favor of creating a Working Group on UNDROP On October 12th, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted, with a very wide majority, for the creation of a Working Group dedicated to the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people…

Ever so current archive: the situation of peasants in Europe still demands UNDROP rights – Interview with Vincent DelobelEver so current archive:
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Ever so current archive: the situation of peasants in Europe still demands UNDROP rights – Interview with Vincent DelobelEver so current archive:

Vincent Delobel, a peasant farmer in Belgium, describes the situation of peasants in Europe. First of all, it’s very difficult for peasants to earn a decent income from their work, and secondly, it’s impossible for many young people to set up or take over a farm because of the financial cost and pressure on land….

Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°2 
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Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°2 

The videos from our webinar The UNDROP Alive and Kicking are here!  You can watch our webinar for the International day of Peasants Struggles on our website!To mark that day, Defending Peasants Rights and La Via Campesina organized a webinar gathering 8 peasants from around the world, who shared how they are integrating and using…