Collective rights : perspectives from peasants and other people working in rural areas

Start Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 13:15
End Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 15:00

Palais des Nations, Room XXIV. Geneva


Mohammed Ikhwan (La Vía Campesina,, Raffaele Morgantini (CETIM,, Silvia Rossini (FIAN,

The adoption of a UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas is the historic and long-standing demand of organizations representing peasants and other people working in rural areas, such as small scale farmers, pastoralists, fishermen, agricultural workers and women, around the world. Its adoption shall definitively protect the rights of these people, the life of more than three billion human beings, including their families. It would also progressively improve their livelihoods. Actors will claimtheir determination toward the recognition and foundation of collective rights in the Declaration.


Sue Longley, IUF

Fernando Dory, WAMIP

Saúl Vicente Vásquez, International indian treaty council

Aleyda Aragón, La Vía Campesina (Nicaragua)

Marcos Santamaría, WFFP

Tirso Moreno, Farmworkers Association of Florida (United States)

Facilitator : 

Henry Saragih, La Via Campesina

Interpretation to Spanish, French and English.
Sandwich and beverages will be provided.

Organizers : La Vía Campesina, Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) and FIAN International

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