Via Campesina promotes international declaration on the rights of peasants in United Nations Human Rights Council
- Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:28
(Geneva, September 24, 2015) A delegation of La Via Campesina peasant men and women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe have come to Geneva for the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, which is soon to vote on continuing its work to complete an "international declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas".
For many years, La Via Campesina, with the support of NGOs, has called on this UN body, denouncing the fact that peasants and rural populations are victims of human rights violations on every continent, though exclusion, land grabbing, repression of peasant leaders and the effects of agrochemicals on health.
- Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 20:54
Information Note, Brussels, 23 September 2015 (Download PDF)
European Coordination Via Campesina organised a public debate and a press conference on “Agroecology in the EU”, on 17 September 2015, at the European Parliament, to share what agroecology means to farmers and discuss on public policies needed to support and implement agroecology in Europe. This debate was hosted by Lidia Senra, GUE MEP, and co-funded by the European Union.
Here below some highlights from the public debate speakers panels
Presentation of the declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology
Andrea Ferrante, ECVC Coordination Committee member, presented the declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology. Food producers organizations from all over the world have recently met in the international forum for Agroecology (Mali, February 2015) to develop a common understanding of Agroecology. The outcome is a milestone Declaration that ECVC thinks can be supported and developed within the EU.
- Published on Monday, 21 September 2015 17:51
On the occasion of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), FIAN International and La Vía Campesina have the pleasure to invite you to a side event on: Rights of Peasants and Other Rural Workers: The Value Added of a UN Declaration
Monday 21 September, 2015, 13:00-15:00, at Palais des Nations, Room XI
H.E. Ms. Nardi Suxo Iturry, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and other International Organizations in Geneva
Mr. Ndiakhate Fall, National Council for Rural Dialogue and Cooperation (CNCR), Senegal
Ms. Geneviève Savigny, Peasant Confederation, France
Mr. Zainal Arifin Fuad, Serikat Petani, Indonesia
- Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 16:38
Brussels, 14th September 2015
In view of the humanitarian crisis that we are living in Europe, the peasants of La Via Campesina Europe want to show their sincere solidarity with all refugees who were and who are forced to leave their villages and their countries. We show our solidarity especially with Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, Kurds, those coming from all different regions of Africa dying by the hundreds on their way to Europe.
We would like to denounce the current cruel European migration policies, as well as all measures put in place to prevent or to complicate the free access to Europe.