​Fifth 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 36/22, the fifth session of the working group will take place from 9 to 13 April 2018, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).


Fifth session, 9-13 April 2018, 10:00-18:00, Room XX, Palais des Nations.

To follow the WG on the rights of Peasants:

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If it continues not to load, today (Monday 9 April 2018) you can use the below link to access the English webcast.


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.



Side events

Please register on: https://reg.unog.ch/event/24263/

"UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people in rural areas: Final stage of 17 years of a global process"
Organised by CETIM, FIAN, FIMARC and Via Campesina
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 13.15 to 15.00

“International Mother Earth Day”
Organised by the Permanent Mission of Bolivia
Friday 13 April, 12.00 to 15.00
Room IX


Participants wishing to receive an accreditation for the fifth session of the working group are invited to register through INDICO : https://reg.unog.ch/event/18995/