Marabá Declaration: International Conference on Agrarian Reform Marabá, Para, Brazil -- 17 Apr 2016 "The 20th anniversary of the International Day of Peasants’ and Farmers’ Struggle was marked on 17 Apr 2016 – a date that highlights the persecution and violence suffered by peasants and farmers around the world." See also: Every Day Should Be International Day of Peasants' Struggles Adrian Bebb and Ramona Duminicioiu, euobserver -- 18 Apr 2016
Declaration on Land Grabbing & Just Governance in Africa Limuru, Kenya -- 22-26 Nov 2015 "We recognize that land grabbing – as well as the structural issues that are tied to it – and just governance commit us to walk together from grassroots to global level. From an African perspective land is something sacred and we believe that an important part of any future success in our fight against land grabbing lies in our ability to build deep connections with our land."
Agroecology - The Bold Future of Africa Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa -- 26 Oct 2015 "Agroecology is the journey that African farming should be making. It’s a journey towards thriving living soil, towards increasing biodiversity, towards strengthening farmer innovation,knowledge development and sharing, and towards far higher levels of nutrition security."
Don't Be Fooled! Civil Society Says NO to "Climate Smart Agriculture” and Urges Decision-Makers to Support AgroEcology -- Sep 2015 "... we share deep concerns about the growing influence and agenda of so-called “Climate-Smart Agriculture” (CSA) and the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA). Climate change is the biggest and the most urgent threat our societies face. We need a radical transformation of our food systems away from an industrial model and its false solutions, and toward food sovereignty, local food systems, and integral agrarian reform in order to achieve the full realization of the human right to adequate food and nutrition. We therefore urge decision-makers at country and UN levels to reject the dangerous rhetoric of Climate-Smart Agriculture."
Final Recommendations of the Regional Seminar on AgroEcology in Latin America and the Caribbean [Portuguese Version] Seminar organised by the FAO, Brazilian Government, civil society and social movements, Brasilia, Brazil -- 24-26 June 2015 "Agroecology in the region has been carried out in practice for decades; by social movements of small-holder farmers, rural groups, traditional communities, indigenous peoples, artisanal fisher folk, herders, and gatherers. It has a strong scientific base and is increasingly receiving support from governments through new public policies. The practices and elements of agroecology ensure food security and sovereignty, as well as strengthen family farming."
Declaration of the International Forum for AgroEcology Nyéléni, Mali -- 27 Feb 2015 "We gathered here at the Nyéléni Center in Sélingué, Mali from 24 to 27 of February, 2015, to come to a common understanding of agroecology as a key element in the construction of Food Sovereignty, and to develop joint strategies to promote Agroecology and defend it from co-optation." See also: Nyéléni Declaration from 27 Feb 2007
Asunción Declaration: A Resounding NO to GE Trees! Asunción, Paraguay -- 22 Nov 2014 "We, agronomists, biologists, geneticists, Indigenous Peoples, foresters, activists, attorneys, community organizers, ecologists and others coming together on 22 November 2014 in Asunción, Paraguay from Northern and Southern Asia, South Pacific Islands, Western Africa, Europe, and South, Central and North America, stand together in our rejection of all genetically engineered trees, including field trials."
Climate-Smart Greenwash: Why we Reject the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture [NGO open letter to the UN Climate Summit, 23 Sep 2014] -- Sep 2014 "The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture ... will not deliver the solutions that we so urgently need. Instead, “climate-smart” agriculture provides a dangerous platform for corporations to implement the very activities we oppose. By endorsing the activities of the planet’s worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for." See also: UN-masking Climate Smart Agriculture La Via Campesina[press release] -- 23 Sep 2014
Scientists Praise and Challenge FAO on AgroEcology [open letter to the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition] -- 18-19 Sep 2014 "Agroecology integrates multiple fields into a unique “trans-discipline,” drawing on ecology, agronomy, political economy and sociology, among other fields. It can be considered a science, a set of practices, and a social movement for distributive and procedural justice." See also: Only Small Farmers and AgroEcology Can Feed the World [Article reporting on the speech by Prof. Hilal Elver, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, coinciding with the FAO International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition] Nafeez Ahmed, The Ecologist -- 23 Sep 2014
Towards Food Sovereignty in Africa:Nurture the Environment and Put Farmers at the Centre Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), issued from Lome, Togo -- 19 July 2014
Yvapuruvu Declaration: Seed Laws - Resisting Dispossession Alianza Biodiversidad, Red por una América Latina Libre de Transgénicos, and Vía Campesina World Seeds Campaign -- Paraguay 17-18 Oct 2013
The "Right to Water" Resolution - H.Con.Res. 468 (108th Congress) Expressing the Sense of the Congress with Respect to the World's Fresh Water Resources Introduced into the House of Representatives by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL09) -- 25 Jun 2004
Indigenous Tribal Peoples Convention International Labour Organization, No. 169 -- 1989 (Entry into force: 05 Sep 1991) (See "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" from 2007 for subsequent and related resources, above)