Press releases

India: unprecedented mobilization of workers and peasants

 Press release   Geneva, 15th December 2020 – Over the last two weeks, India has been the scene of an unprecedented general strike. According to some media reports, it is believed to be the largest mobilization in the history of mankind: a human river of 250 million people, workers and peasants, hand in hand, marching […]

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Switzerland: peasants’ rights and free trade agreements

Press release Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: Switzerland must harmonize foreign policy and international commitments Lucerne, Bern, and Geneva, August 27, 2020 – The paradox is striking: peasants, the world’s main food providers, are the first to suffer from hunger and extreme poverty in many countries. Aware of this situation, the United Nations adopted […]

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UN expert calls for abolition of Investor-State dispute settlement

Press release of the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order NEW YORK (26 October 2015) – “Trade must be made to work for human rights and development and not against them,” the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, […]

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