World Rainforest Movement

Closer to a United Nations Declaration in Defense of Peasant’s Rights

This September, after more than 17 years of arduous struggle led by Via Campesina—and with the support of several organizations,—peasants and other people working in rural areas are one step away from achieving a United Nations Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to land, seeds, biodiversity, local markets and much more. The Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

“It is now expected that this November, the Declaration be voted on and approved by all Member States of the United Nations. Once approved, the United Nations Declaration will become a powerful tool for peasants and other people working in rural areas to demand justice and favorable national policies on food, agriculture, seeds and lands—taking into account the interests of millions of rural food producers, without gender or age distinction.

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