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Third 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 30/13 English Français Español العربية 中文 русский, the third session of the working group took place from 17 to 20 May 2016, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).



Informal consultation, 27 April 2016, Palais des Nations, room IX.
Third session, 17-20 May 2016, 10:00-18:00, Room XX, Palais des Nations.

Statements and Presentations:

Opening address by Jyoti Sanghera, Section Chief of Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues at OHCHR
Video statement on 17 May by Mr Graziano da Silva (Director General of FAO)
Video statement on 18 May by Ms Vandana Shiva (Navdanya Foundation)

Panel discussion on 17 May:

Presentation on 18 May by Ms Naela Gabr (Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)
Presentation on 19 May by Mr Cristophe Golay (Geneva Academy for Humanitarian Law and Human Rights)

General statements from States, NGOs with ECOSOC status and IGOs:


NGOs with ECOSOC status


Side events

  • Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas: views and perspectives of the actors concerned (organized by CETIM, La Via Campesina and FIAN International). 17 May, 1-3 pm, room XXX.