​Fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on a United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas

Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Human Rights Council resolution EFSACR, the fourth session of the working group will take place from 15 to 19 May 2017, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).


Informal consultation, 6 February 2017, 10:00-13:00, Room VIII, Palais des Nations.
Fourth session, 15-19 May 2017, 10:00-18:00, Room XX, Palais des Nations.

  • Human Rights Council resolution 30/13
  • Provisional Agenda (A/HRC/WG.15/4/1)
  • Tentative programme of work
  • Draft Declaration presented by the Chair-Rapporteur (A/HRC/WG.15/4/2)
  • Study on the normative sources and rationale underlying the draft Declaration (A/HRC/WG.15/4/3)
    E (Advance unedited version) | F (Traduction non-officielle) | S (Traducción no oficial)
  • Report of the Chair-Rapporteur on the 3rd session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group (A/HRC/33/59)
  • Information note
  • Biographies of experts

General Statements

All participants are encouraged to submit their statements in writing prior to their interventions to wgpeasants@ohchr.org in order to facilitate simultaneous interpretation. All statements will be posted on this page as received. Please inform the secretariat if the statement delivered is substantially different from the original document or if you do not wish it to be published online. Kindly note that in line with the OHCHR disability policy, oral interventions made without written scripts cannot be shared on the website.




  • ILO

Submissions received before the session

Side events

Collective rights: Perspectives from peasants and other people working in rural areas (organized by La Via Campesina, CETIM and FIAN). 15 May, 1-3pm, room XXIV.

Right to farm seeds and food sovereignty (organized by FIMARC and CETIM). 16 May, 1-3pm, room XXIV


Participants wishing to receive an accreditation for the fourth session of the working group are invited to inform the secretariat by e-mail (wgpeasants@ohchr.org), at least a week before the beginning of the session.