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An incisive and plural digital magazine to debate

Since its creation, CETIM has adopted the concept of “maldevelopment” as a defining factor in its view of the world. The association’s new electronic magazine seeks to be a publication of reflection and review for development on a global scale. The current crisis has fuelled discussions on the future of human society, particularly in countries […]

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UN legally binding instrument on the right to development underway

The North-South divide is once again evident in the debates on the draft Convention on the Right to Development. Despite opposition from the West, Southern countries are committed to an instrument that could orient the international order towards greater equity. Following several delays induced by the pandemic, the 21st session of the UN Human Rights […]

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Popular uprisings in Colombia

For more than a month, massive demonstrations have set Colombian streets ablaze in an unprecedented popular uprising against the neoliberal policies and corruption of the government of Ivan Duque.

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A UN summit well compromised

In Autumn 2021, the Secretary General of the UN will convene a Food Systems Summit. During this Summit, the UN aims to develop: “Principles to guide governments and other stakeholders looking to leverage their food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” A virtual pre-summit meeting has already been organised to take place in Rome […]

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Training sheets on the Declaration on the rights of peasants

CETIM has published a series of training sheets to serve as support for future activities and trainings in view of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (Declaration). After adopting the Declaration, we are now in a new phase: implementation. It is absolutely […]

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Read CETIM’s new bulletin

The latest bulletin for 2020 begins with two articles related to Switzerland: the first discusses its foreign policy in the area of peasants rights, and the second looks at the concerns of the UN Special Rapporteur on the new approach of the Swiss cooperation.

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Cetim’s statements at the UN

During the 44th and 45th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, CETIM intervened to present cases of human rights violations that are being followed up in the framework of our advocacy work and solidarity with our partners in the South. Poverty: violation of human rights CETIM is deeply concerned about the causes of poverty: […]

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Negotiations on the binding treaty on TNCs continue in a difficult context

The sixth negotiating session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights was held in Geneva from 26 to 30 October 2020. As every year, the CETIM and its partner organizations, united in the Global Campaign to Claim Peoples’ Sovereignty, Dismantle the Power […]

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Violations of the right to water in Chile

CETIM and the Movement for the Defense of Water, Land, and Environmental Protection (MODATIMA) denounced violations of the right to water in the Petorca region of Chile. The right to water and sanitation is a human right. Indeed, water is essential to human life not only for daily consumption and hygiene but also for food […]

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