The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants
Right to land, to their culture, means of production, natural resources, income, protection against pesticides, seeds … The Declaration on the Rights of the Peasants, adopted last December, put food and independent production at the heart of the United Nations commitments.
Obtained by La Vía Campesina (an agrarian coalition present in 73 countries) this text has now entered into the second phase of its life, that of its realisation, in order to allow the 3 billion or so peasants to live decently and feed the planet, all the while preserving it. Let us remember that most of the world agro-biodiversity is conserved by the peasants
The Centre Europe Tiers Monde (CETIM) of Geneva, Switzerland, which was one of the NGOs most involved in this fight when it started in 2002, is pursuing its engagement by publishing a book about this innovative text and its history by the French lawyer Coline Hubert.
Coline Hubert (2019) The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: A Tool in the Struggle for our Common Future
Geneva, Switzerland © Centre Europe – Tiers Monde (CETIM). PubliCetim num. 42. ISBN 978-2-88053-136-2
Parallel versions of this book have been published in Spanish (e-book,PDF) and French (print).