Today, the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN Committee on world Food Security (CFS) is launching its report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition”. This report will be discussed at the October CFS plenary session and should lead to the adoption of recommendations in October 2020. This comes at a crucial time as agroecology is clearly gaining ground at the international level; FAO and IPBES have both recently highlighted the high potential of agroecology to achieve respectively the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity. CIDSE has long been fighting for agroecology to be fully acknowledged and supported by governments. In this regard, the HLPE’s publication adds to the wealth of reports, studies and initiatives calling for agroecology to be put on the political agenda.
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations including CIDSE, are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations. (Available in EN - DE - ES - FR - PT - see attachments below)
Together with the pan-European organisations involved in The Fair Times 2019 European elections campaign, the FTAO, IFOAM EU, CIDSE, RIPESS and ECOLISE extend congratulations to all candidates elected to the European Parliament for the 2019-2024 term.
Towards a Change of Life-Style - Second Laudato Si' Reflection Day organised by:- CCEE - Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ- CIDSE – International family of Catholic social justice organisations- COMECE - Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU- GCCM - Global Catholic Climate Movement- JESC – Jesuit European Social Center- Justice and Peace Europe When? Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:00 - 16:30Where? Square de Meeus 19, 1050 Brussels
Comunicado de la Plataforma Europa Perú (PEP), la coalición CNCD-11.11.11 y CIDSE sobre la adopción del “Protocolo para garantizar la protección de personas defensoras de Derechos Humanos” en el Perú. 10 de mayo del 2019