Fact sheet on the UN Working Group on UNDROP
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Fact sheet on the UN Working Group on UNDROP

At the occasion of the election of the experts for the UN Working Group on UNDROP, Fian International, Cetim and La Via Campesina published a new fact sheet on the Working Group. The document explains why it was so impertive to have a Working Group installed. It also details what are the prerogatives 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…

UNDROP: a key to a just transition to agroecology
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UNDROP: a key to a just transition to agroecology

This briefing paper was first published on Fian International website on September 19th, 2023. You can find it here. The global food crisis, rising inequalities and the triple planetary crise of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution are stark reminders that maintaining the status quo is no longer viable. We urgently need to embark on…

Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty
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Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty

This article was originally published in CETIM’s website the 20th of March 2024. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (a Palestinian peasant organisation and member of La Via Campesina), CETIM and FIAN International conducted a week of advocacy in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against Israeli colonialist and genocidal oppression. This campaign took place…

Nyeleni: Introducing the message of pastoralist communities – a voice from the land
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Nyeleni: Introducing the message of pastoralist communities – a voice from the land

We publish here the Nyeleni Newsletter n°46: Introducing the message of pastoral communities, a voice from the field. This newsletter was published in December 2021. We publish it to carry the voice of pastoral communities, communities recognized and endowed with rights by the UNDROP. In this newsletter, you’ll find testimonials from communities, as well as…

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…

Peasant Protests in Europe
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Peasant Protests in Europe

We republish here an article written by Christophe Golay linking current farmer protests in Europe to the rights contained in UNDROP. This article was originally published in English on the Geneva Graduate Institute website on February 6, 2024. A list of articles and press releases, notably from the European Coordination Via Campesina, concerning these protests…

Podcast Peasant Voices | Episode 2 – The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)
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Podcast Peasant Voices | Episode 2 – The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)

This podcast was produced by La Via Campesina, and is the second episode in a series entitled: Peasant Voices – on the road to the 8th International Conference. You can find the episode on La Via Campesina’s website here. Episode 2 focuses on the Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in…

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…