Following up the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)

Following the adoption of the UNDROP in 2018, it has now started the implementation phase of this instrument. The aim now is to concretely apply each part of the declaration, both at the local/national and international levels.
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What is the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)?

  • In 2018 the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other Persons Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) was adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
  • The Declaration codifies the specific rights of farmers and other people working in rural rural areas, within the framework of international human rights law.
  • Within its 28 articles it articulates not only the rights of peasants, but also the mechanisms and instruments available to states to guarantee them.

To know more about it

La Via Campesina, has recently released an illustrated book that explores and explains the several aspects of the UN declaration on the rights of peasant (UNDROP). Thanks to the beautiful illustration of a young activist, it makes the UN declaration content more easily accessible to all.

This book aims to popularise the contents of the UN Declaration and spread awareness about it among ruralcommunities.

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Download the illustrated book in the different available languages:


What is coming next?

Following the adoption of the UNDROP in 2018, it has now started the implementation phase of this instrument, aiming to concretely apply each part of the declaration, both at the local/national and international levels. 

It is essential that the Declaration comes to life, that peasants appropriate and identify with its content in their daily work, and that States take ownership of it and promote its implementation at all levels, in order to protect the fundamental rights of peasant communities.

GENEVA ACCADEMY

During this side-event, organized by the Geneva Academy, with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva of Bolivia, South Africa and Luxembourg, OHCHR, La Via Campesina, CETIM, FIAN International and the South Center, examples of UNDROP’s implementation were discussed, as well as the future monitoring of UNDROP by UN human rights mechanisms.


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