First 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

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Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Human Rights Council resolution 21/19 [ English Français Español العربية 中文 русский] , the first session of the working group held from 15 to 19 July 2013, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).

Documentation

Statements and Presentations

PANEL I : The importance of peasants, including their positive contribution to food security, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity

  • Mr. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (video presentation)
  • Mr. Marcel Mazoyer
  • Mr. José Esquinas
  • Ms. Eva Torremocha Bouchet
  • Mr. Devinder Sharma

PANEL II: The situation of human rights in rural areas, in particular in terms of discrimination, poverty and hunger

PANEL III: The need for a UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas

  • Statements of the First 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

Participants

The working group is open-ended. This means that all UN Member and Observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the working group.

Accreditation

States, organizations and NGOs wishing to accredit representatives to the first session of the working group are invited to complete the registration form and send it together with their signed request for accreditation either by e-mail (wgpeasants@ohchr.org), by fax on +41 22 928 90 10 or by mail to UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10.

Registration prior to the session will ensure that a badge will be available on 15 July 2013 at the Security Identification Section located at main entrance to the Palais des Nations, Gate Pregny (opposite the building of the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC), Avenue de la Paix, 1211, Geneva. The accreditation office is open from 8:00 to 17:00.

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