An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council
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An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on September 11th. You can find it here. Time has come for the implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) to be tackled at the international level. It is in this context that La…

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas: One Step Forward in the Promotion of Human Rights for the Most Vulnerable
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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas: One Step Forward in the Promotion of Human Rights for the Most Vulnerable

This article is a Research Paper from the South Center, it was first published in November 2020. In this paper the two authors, who were key actors of the adoption of UNDROP, explain how the UNDROP came to be, some of the rights enshrined in it and open perspectives for the future. There are many…

Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis
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Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis

The current climate crisis is undeniably part of the ongoing multidimensional crisis of the neoliberal system: a system that sacrifices environmental balances and ecosystems for the short-term profit of dominant minorities, particularly the transnational agribusiness. In the face of this, advocacy efforts are being made at international level to counter the devastating effects of this…

UNDROP in the Work of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms
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UNDROP in the Work of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

Since its adoption in 2018, UNDROP has been included in the work of some United Nations human rights mechanisms. We present how this has been done in this contribution, in which we explain why the Human Rights Council shall create a new UN Special Procedure with a specific mandate to monitor UNDROP’s implementation. Integrating UNDROP in…

References on UNDROP in the work of the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms
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References on UNDROP in the work of the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms

Find here all the references on UNDROP by all the Human Rights mechanisms, with periodic update. For an explanation of the use of the UNDROP by the UN Human Rights mechanisms, read our article here. NEW ! Universal Periodic Review Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures Joint Statements: Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Special…

Switzerland-UN: What measures to support the promotion of peasants’ rights?
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Switzerland-UN: What measures to support the promotion of peasants’ rights?

This article was first published on CETIM’s website, on January 27th, 2023. You can find it here. On January 27, 2023, the human rights situation in Switzerland was examined in the framework of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a UN mechanism for monitoring the rights situation in all UN member countries. In this context, our…

UN Special Procedure on the UNDROP urgently needed to achieve social justice and equity and equality
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UN Special Procedure on the UNDROP urgently needed to achieve social justice and equity and equality

La Via Campesina Press Release (Bagnolet: December 16, 2022) This December 17th, the fourth anniversary of the international adoption and recognition of the human rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, we reflect on the strides we have taken towards full implementation and enforcements of peasants’ rights. On this day in 2018,…

Peasant rights at the top of the UN agenda
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Peasant rights at the top of the UN agenda

This article was first published on La Via Campesina and CETIM website on October 3rd 2022. In the framework of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), a delegation of La Via Campesina (LVC), supported by its historical allies CETIM and FIAN International, met in Geneva to continue the advocacy work in…

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP Presentation 1/3)
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The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP Presentation 1/3)

The UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) has been adopted in 2018, after almost 20 years of mobilization by La Via Campesina and its allies, and 6 years of negotiation at the UN Human Rights Council and General Assembly. It has been adopted to protect the…

Other International Instruments on Peasants’ Rights (UNDROP Presentation 2/3)
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Other International Instruments on Peasants’ Rights (UNDROP Presentation 2/3)

The UNDROP is based on a number of other international instruments, including (1) international human rights instruments, (2) the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols, and (3) the Plant Treaty. 1. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has been adopted in 1948. In…