17 December, 2020 - Two years ago, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) was adopted.
On this occasion, the International Land Coalition together with the Geneva Academy are proud to present an easy-to-use manual that looks into how this historical declaration can be used to protect the right to land.
UNDROP was adopted to protect the rights of some of the most marginalised two billion people around the world and help rebalance power relations for those living in rural areas. They are the first to be impacted by poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, forced evictions and displacements, and criminalisation.
This manual is a guide for all ILC members and the broader land community on how we can ensure the implementation of UNDROP. It's also meant to be used as a tool to ensure the right to land is present in strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in the UN Decade of Family Farming!
It will guide you through the basics:
- What does the right to land mean and what are states’ committed to?
- How are women’s land rights enshrined in UNDROP?
- What about other rights relevant to protect the right to land?
- How does UNDROP complement other international instruments