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19 September 2023, 12:00-13:00

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The New Resolution on UNDROP Implementation at the UN Human Rights Council

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Aware of the crucial importance of protecting the rights of rural constituencies, the United Nations (UN) adopted in 2018 the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP). Since then, due to diverse factors, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has not advanced towards the implementation of the UNDROP internationally, while peasants, rural workers, fishers and other rural groups’ situation continues to worsen.

In this context, an international follow-up mechanism on the rights of peasants, in the form of a UN Special Procedure, is timely and necessary. During the organizational meeting of the HRC 54th session, the Plurinational State of Bolivia announced a resolution on the topic.

In this HRC side event, peasants' representatives, Permanent Missions and experts will discuss and present the main elements of the resolution, including the creation of a new UN Special Procedure on the rights of peasants.

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