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UN Human Rights Council passes resolution on peasant rights

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has passed a resolution concluding the UN Declaration for the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The Declaration will be used to influence national policies on food, agriculture, seeds and land, while keeping in mind the interests of rural food producers - if, that is, the Declaration is adopted by all UN Member States after a vote in November.

The UK, one of three member nations voting against the resolution, said that, although it would work to provide greater opportunities to smallholder farmers, it did not accept collective human rights in international law (read more here).

Read the full story here or here. See also the Foodsource resource What is food security?

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08 Oct 2018
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