In its 54th session, an overwhelming majority of member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council took a historic step by voting in favor of a resolution aimed at further implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
Peasants and other people working in the rural areas are affected the most by the current multiple global crises. La Via Campesina has appealed to the UN Human Rights Council to strengthen the promotion and protection of peasants’ rights, and make recommendations to address their violations through the creation of a UN Special Procedure on UNDROP. The Bolivia mission in Geneva will present the resolution on this during the 54th UN HRC Session for voting.
Time has come for the implementation of UNDROP to be tackled at the international level. It is in this context that La Via Campesina (LVC) and its allies, advocate for the creation of an international follow-up mechanisms on peasants’ rights, in the form of a UN Special procedure. In the 54th session of the Human Rights Council that started on September 11th, the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia will present a resolution to create this mechanism.
Jessie explains how UNDROP has been used in Canada, a country which abstained from voting in 2018 when the Peasants’ Rights Declaration was adopted, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of implementation.
The 5th Training Module on “The collective rights of peasants in the global governance of seeds” is now available! This module is a pedagogical tool that aims to contribute to the understanding of the global struggle for peasant seeds. it is dedicated to the study of the main spaces of governance and international legal tools related to the right to seeds.
Governments should take immediate actions to address the current food crisis and move towards food sovereignty, and also implement the UNDROP.
This report assesses the working and learning conditions of young agricultural workers in Europe, including working hours, fees, contracts and more.
This final booklet in the series – peasants as political subjects – brings us to the core purpose of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
The third UNDROP Thematic Booklet on “Peasants’ Dignified Lives and Livelihoods” is now available! This… Read more →
La Via Campesina Press Release (Bagnolet: December 16, 2022) This December 17th, the fourth anniversary… Read more →