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Ensuring people's food, water, energy and health sovereignty

The Global Justice Now website is presenting various interviews and texts, that show the action taken by the peoples of the global south and the impacts created there in the COVID-19 crisis. So far on the website, they have prepared a total of three interviews: South Korea, South Africa, and Ecuador. Furthermore, they have a blog on the situation in Bangladesh.Covid-19 is changing our lives ...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked widespread discussion of what kind of future the world should look forward to after the crisis. One of the areas of economic life around which there is spirited debate is the global food system. This paper focuses on how the pandemic has exposed the fragility of the corporate-dominated global food supply system and shown that it is not, as the Food and ...
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This article published by the PSI and written by Baba Aye, health and social services officer and member of the People's Sovereignty Network, discusses the World Health Day and how solidarity is extremely necessary during this global crisis.This year’s World Health Day falls during the gravest public health emergency in the history of the World Health Organization (WHO). Supporting nurses, ...
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This is the recording of the webinar on pandemics, big pharma and privatized health co-organised by the TNI. Panellists:Susan George, Author and President of the Transnational InstituteBaba Aye, Health Officer, Public Services InternationalMark Heywood, Treatment Action Campaign, Section27 and editor at the Daily MaverickKajal Bhardwaj, Independent lawyer and expert on health, trade and ...
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This document presents FIAN International’s preliminary analysis of the impact of COVID-19 and the measures taken by governments around the world to contain the pandemic on the human right to food and nutrition (HRtFN). It is the result of a collective effort to monitor developments around the world over the last two weeks, and it is based on our mandate to support grassroots communities and ...
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This statement by FIAN International is a message to the agriculture ministers from the G20 calling for urgent action to preserve food security on the circumstances of the corona crisis.As the COVID-19 health emergency unleashes a wider social and economic crisis, urgent action must go beyond ensuring the flow of food supplies. A broader range of measures are necessary to ensure food security, in ...
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This present statement, published by Urgenci, analyses the current COVID-19 crisis from an agricultural point of view with the objective of finding new strategies to prevent and reduce the losses generated by it. The international campaign we are all engaged in to reduce our tragic losses to the Covid-19 crisis is just a rehearsal for the big campaign that lies ahead – to preserve ...
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Recording of a webinar co-organised by the TNI on 1 April at 4pm (CET) on the global dimensions of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how social movements could respond.The panel featured the following guests:Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017)Luis Ortiz Hernandez, public health professor in UAM-Xochimilco, Mexico. Expert on social and ...
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This article, published by Soberanía Alimentaria biodiversidad y cultura, shows the action of the organisations to stop the impacts of the corona crisis on the local and proximity markets.More than 150 organizations from all over the state are demanding that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food take measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on small-scale ...
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This article by Rosa Pavanelli, the Public Services International General Secretary, presents the PSI's way of action to face the urgent COVID-19 crisis.PSI realises the moment we are living in requires the whole trade union movement to focus on two fronts: a set of immediate targeted emergency actions and an economic response (composed of 8 points each)PSI is facing the most acute crisis its ...
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The Sov Network recommends you to check out the new Nyéleni Newsletter with the title topic "Food Sovereignty in an era of authoritarian and fascist resurgence".In every region of the world, we are seeing the rise and consolidation of social, political and cultural forces that are racist, xenophobic, misogynist, male chauvinist, homo-lesbo-transphobic, anti-pacifist, antidemocratic and ...
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FIAN International, in its role as Secretariat of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (GNRTFN), expresses, in the present text, its concern about the current global situation triggered by the pandemic of COVID-19.  The rapid expansion of the virus is exacerbating systematic violations of the right to food and nutrition (RTFN) that have been fought against for decades. ...
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This article, published by Public Services International, contains the concept note, that provides an overview of the evolving PSI Covid19 Response campaign: Public Health, Once and for All! Check out the first phase of this campaign - "Safe Workers Save Lives" - on our People Over Profit platform.The global outbreak of COVID-19 is sending shockwaves throughout the world. It has impacted virtually ...
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African civil society statement is in response to the open consultation on the report and recommendations of the Task Force Rural Africa “An Africa-Europe Agenda for Rural Transformation.”The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is a broad alliance of civil society actors who are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. These include African ...
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The video of the campaign "Queda't a casa, queda't amb l'horta. Per la sobirania alimentària" shows the people who have already joined in and sent a small video to value the work of the producers, farmers and fishermen.Join the campaign and show the value of the producers, farmers, stockbreeders and fishermen with local and agro-ecological projects!1. Make a video or photo of yourself ...
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We invite you to join this important Webinar where we hear the struggles and the strategies of the migrant farmworkers.This is scheduled on Friday, July 3rd at 16.00-17.30 CET [h15 GMT+1; h10 EDT] on the topic: Migrant Farmworkers: Organising and Resisting before, during and after Covid-19.This is the link to ...
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The following document presents ABIA's (Brasilian Interdiciplinary AIDS Associantion) responce to Bolsonaro's unfortunate statement about the recently announced abstinence policy. Minister Damares Alves - stated that “a person with HIV is an expense for everyone here in Brazil ”.First of all, ABIA emphasizes that abstinence policies do not reduce HIV infection rates. ...
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The following text presents the recommendations by African and European civil society organizations regarding the implementation of the Ministerial Declaration and Action Agenda adopted on 21 June 2019.The African and European CSO representatives welcome many aspects of the Declaration developed in the 3rd AU-EU Agriculture Ministerial Conference of 21 June 2019 (Rome). The commitment to fully ...
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Concurrent crisis and sustainable futures: Global Extractivisms and Alternatives.EXALT hosts an international scientific conference "Concurrent Crises and Sustainable Futures: Global Extractivisms and Alternatives" at the University of Helsinki, City Center Campus on October 20-23, 2020. Here you can find all the information regarding the event. Below are the links for each different sector ...
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The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) is inviting everyone to join this year's commemoration of Day of the Landless, 29 March 2020. The Day of the Landless was launched in 2015 by the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), and the date coincides with its founding anniversary. PCFS adopted the Day of the Landless as a global action in 2018 during its 4th General Assembly held in ...
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Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples' Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Paper on Feminism and AgroecologyWithout feminism there is no agroecology towards heathy, sustainable and just food systems.This document intends to inform CSM positions towards the upcoming CFS Policy Process on Agroecology and other innovations. A shorter version ...
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Small-scale producers or smallholders feed the large majority of the world’s population, yet their importance has only recently been recognized in global policy spaces. The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has been a key player in this, challenging the dominant narrative that the only solution to food insecurity is calling on technology to produce more food and ...
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The vision of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all. It underwent reform in 2009 to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The Committee reports to ...
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This is a publication by the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition, coordinated by FIAN International.Executive Summary  Human rights are at a crossroads: Regressive policies and practices have become the norm in many states, territories, and international institutions the world over. Our food systems are not spared from the damaging effects of growing disparities in access ...
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The Forum of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples' Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will take place on 12-13 October 2019 in the Green Room of FAO HQs. This two-days forum is a fundamental moment where civil society organizations are able to debate, consolidate, articulate and finalize key policy messages and positions to be shared and ...
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