HRC Side Event on the Rights of Peasants and Rural Workers, 15 March 2023

Respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of peasants and other rural workers – A clever move in times of multiple crises

A side-event to the 52 session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council

Palais des Nations, Geneva, 15 March 2023

The side-event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Honduras, South Africa, Luxembourg, South Centre, La Via Campesina, Centre Europe – Tiers Monde (CETIM), FIAN International and the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and human rights; with the support of some other partners.

The objective of the side event was to raise awareness about the contributions of peasants and other people working in rural areas to face the ongoing multiple crises, and discuss measures that can be adopted at national and regional level with the aim of respecting, protecting and fulfilling peasants’ rights. It also sought to encourage greater collaboration towards the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP), and highlight the initiative to create a new UN Special Procedure on the matter.


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