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…

Agroecology for food sovereignty
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Agroecology for food sovereignty

Which agroecology for peasants’ and rural workers’ rights – Introduction by Defending Peasants’ Rights We are reproducing a publication by Friends of the Earth International which aims to define an agroecology for food sovereignty. Agroecology, food sovereignty and peasants’ rights are closely linked. Together, they form a political and practical basis for both fighting the…

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…

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…

Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective
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Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective

On Thursday March 14, 2024, a conference “Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A Peasant Perspective” organized by CETIM, La Via Campesina (LVC), Uniterre, Le Silure, FIAN International/FIAN Switzerland and the Movement for Peasant and Citizen Agriculture (MAPC), was held in Geneva. This conference was organised on the occasion of the visit of an LVC…

UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas
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UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on April 8th, 2024, we can find it here. Press Release / La Via Campesina, Fian International, CETIM In October 2023, during its 54th session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution 54/11, establishing a new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and other…

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…

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…