The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, celebrated the Declaration for the Rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, approved Monday by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

“Together with the peasant population of the entire world, we celebrate the approval of the Rights of the Peasant in the UN. It constitutes a fundamental instrument in the fight for the right to land, water, seeds and dignity of the peasant”, said the diplomat through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

Adopted with 121 votes in favor, 8 against and 54 abstentions, the Declaration is established in an adequate legal framework for the protection of the rights of the peasants and the promotion of their right to education, health, basic services and social security, among other fundamental rights.

Australia, the United States, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Sweden were the eight countries that voted against the Declaration.

Junto a la población campesina del mundo entero, festejamos la aprobación en la @ONU_es de los Derechos del Campesinado. Se constituye en instrumento fundamental en la lucha por el derecho justo a la tierra, al agua, a las semillas y a la dignidad del campesino y la campesina

— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) December 18, 2018


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela