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From the village to the United Nations: The journey for Peasants Rights

1 Apr, 2017

Photo credit: Hannes Jung By Muhammad Ikhwan* “In 2004, the idea to make a new human rights instrument for the protection of peasants rights were getting ridiculed even in the United Nations,” says Henry Saragih. Henry, a peasant from North Sumatera, Indonesia, was referring to the initiative of 200 million-strong La Via Campesina, the international peasant movement, to push for their Declaration of Peasants Rights – Women and Men to be discussed as a human rights instrument within the UN …

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Bioenergy Burns Forests

21 Mar, 2017

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as…

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