Public Conference on 30/9: Peasants’ Rights in Europe

The implementation of the UN Declaration for the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP) in Europe and its contribution to the SDGs and the UN Decade of Family Farming

In December 2018, the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York by a large majority of countries. It is time to see how this international human rights instrument can support the livelihood of rural populations in Europe, and contribute to the full realization of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and to a successful UN Decade of Family Farming. It is fundamental to put smallholder farmers at the center of more sustainable food systems and their governance, in order to overcome growing levels of hunger and inequalities in today’s world. Smallholder farmers are also essential in the preservation of natural resources and in the development of agro-ecological farming methods.

This event aims to bring together representatives of UN agencies, European Union institutions, academics, experts and most importantly peasants from Europe in an exchange of views to:

  • Share information about the recently adopted UN resolutions through which the UN General
  • Assembly adopted the UNDROP, and created the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF);
  • Promote the implementation of the UNDROP in Europe;
  • Highlight the relationship between the UNDROP and the UNDFF on issues such as food and agriculture policies, seeds and biodiversity.

The event will be held on 30 September 2019, 1.30-4.30 p.m at Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels.

You can check the agenda here. A French version of the agenda is also available. Online registration is required.

For any other information or if you have any problem in registering please peasantsrightssept2019ateurovia [dot] org (subject: Public%20Conference%3A%20Peasants%E2%80%99%20Rights%20in%20Europe) (contact Eurovia).

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Public Conference: Peasants’ Rights in Europe