- Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:43
European Coordination Via Campesina & Friends of the Earth Europe
A selection of the best photos from the week are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyelenieurope/albums/72157674492450151
Cluj-Napoca, October 31st – The fight back against industrial agriculture and for a just and sustainable future for farming and peasant farmers took a leap forward this week as the largest-ever European Forum on food sovereignty concluded. 
After five days of discussions, the groundwork has been laid to take back n, relocalise our food systems and multiply food sovereignty platforms across the continent by the participants from more than 40 countries who gathered at the second Nyéléni Forum on Food Sovereignty. A huge diversity of people involved in the food system were present, including farmers, food and agricultural workers, trade unionists, researchers, activists, fisherfolk, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, consumers, and human rights defenders.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:28
Rome, 2-5 November 2016
Representatives of various excluded populations – including slum-dwellers, farm workers, displaced and refugees, unemployed and precarious workers – have been are invited by Pope Francis for a World Meeting of Popular Movements (EMMP) in the Vatican, the third to be held, from 2 to 5 November 2016. About 170 delegates will be participating from some 65 countries around the world. The meeting takes place at Pontificio Coll. Internazionale Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Via Pietro de Francisci (Via Aurelia).
- Published on Monday, 31 October 2016 14:32
Conclusions of the Global Campaign on the UNHRC 2nd Session of the “Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights” (OEIGWG) concluding on 28th October 2016
28 October 2016, Geneva: In the context of the Second Session of the Open Ended Inter-Governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) at the Human Rights Council with the mandate to establish a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples’ Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity expressed its engagement with this process through several activities, actions and statements. The Campaign is committed to the importance of this process as a way to allow people affected by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) around the world access to justice.
- Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 18:42
At the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, of the Open Ended Inter Governmental Working Group (OEIWG) at United Nations, Julia Fernandes on behalf of International Association of Democratic Lawyers and MAB (a grassroots national organization from Brasil) and La Via Campesina spoke about the urgent need to have a Binding Treaty to hold TNCs accountable for human rights violations.
Here is the text of her speech.
We speak on behalf of International Association of Democratic Lawyers and MAB, a grassroots national organization from Brasil, struggling in defense of the rights of communities affected by dams and for a peoples energy project. MAB is part of the Via Campesina International.