FIAN International: Newsletter - November 2014
NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2014
Civil Society and Social Movements present their final declaration at the ICN2

Public interest Civil Society Organizations and social movements read during the plenary of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) their final declaration.

From November 16-18, 2014, social movements representing peasants, small-scale fishers and fishing communities, pastoralists, urban poor, consumers, women, youth, Indigenous Peoples and agricultural and food workers, came together with the representatives of public interest civil society organizations and social movements that have actively engaged in the preparatory process of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

  Read the full Public Interest Civil Society Organizations´ and Social Movements´ Forum Declaration to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)", from 21 November 2014...

  Read the Public Interest Civil Society Organizations' Vision Statement on Nutrition, from 13 November 2014…

  Read the Statement by Social Movements on Nutrition, from 21 November 2014…

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We wish you all a happy reading!
      Work continues for a Declaration on Peasants' Rights
      Hearing alerts current state of right to food and seed regulations in Latin America
      Right to adequate food is reaffirmed as a critical issue in Nepal
      Brazilian State to comply with its human rights obligations
      Event in Berlin discusses current land legislation in Ecuador
      Trial is postponed on the 'Curuguaty massacre' case
      Ecuadorian human rights defender visits Sweden
      Right to Food Journal 2014 is launched
Work continues for a Declaration on Peasants' Rights
November 18, 2014: A consultation meeting to the second session of the Intergovernmental Working Group was held at the United Nations for a Declaration of Peasants' Rights and other people working in Rural Areas.

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Hearing alerts current state of right to food and seed regulations in Latin America
October 31, 2014: Peasants from Latin America and social organizations alerted the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington to the current state of the right to adequate food and the impact of seed regulations.

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Right to adequate food is reaffirmed as a critical issue in Nepal
November 17, 2014: A new report submitted to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) asks the State of Nepal to incorporate the right to adequate food and nutrition from a human rights perspective into the new constitution and to ensure its implementation.

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Brazilian State to comply with its human rights obligations
November 10, 2014: In a letter to the Brazilian authorities, the International Council of FIAN International manifests indignation of new acts of brutal violence against the Guarani-Kaiowá peoples.

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Event in Berlin discusses current land legislation in Ecuador
November 11, 2014: In an information event organized by FIAN Germany, the Ecuadorian lawyer Milton Yulán discussed the urgency of an agrarian reform and the criminalization of social movements in Ecuador.

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Trial is postponed on the 'Curuguaty massacre' case
November 17, 2014: The trial of the criminalized peasants in the 'Curuguaty massacre' case in Paraguay scheduled for 17 November has been postponed until June 2015.

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Ecuadorian human rights defender visits Sweden
November 12, 2014: FIAN Sweden hosted the Indigenous leader Miriam Chuchuca from Kimsakocha (Ecuador) in a national tour to raise awareness about the ten-year long struggle of the communities against the establishment of a mine in the wetlands of Kimsakocha.

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Right to Food Journal 2014 is launched
The 2014 edition of the Right to Food Journal highlights the importance of joining struggles and the advantages of working with the broadened concept of the human right to adequate food and nutrition.

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