World Food Day: the future is in our hands

16 Oct, 2021 | Press Releases

Food is at the core of human rights’ issues. This is especially true for indigenous peoples who enjoy a unique relationship with traditional food and land. #cop26 should take into consideration food as a focal point to protect, respect, and fulfill all human rights, including the right to adequate food, the right to health and the right to culture.

On 2021 World Food Day, No Peace Without Justice and Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundations welcome this year’s FAO theme: “the future is in our hands” to stress the importance of individual, societal and international actions, and commitments to enjoy a better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.


Through its campaign against deforestation in the Amazon, launched in 2019 with the support of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation and local partners, NPWJ is at the forefront in the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and against the impunity for ecocide and environmental damage in the region. One of the main objectives of the campaign is to raise awareness about the effects of climate crimes such as land grabbing, deforestation or water pollution as well as to promote accountability’s venues for holding those responsible for crimes against nature and its defenders accountable. This should be a priority on the agenda of all those who recognize the importance of this forest for the ecological balance of the planet and for the preservation of native peoples, flora and fauna, heritage of humanity.

For further information, please contact Juan Guzman, Amazonia Project Associate ( or Nicola Giovannini, Press & Public Affairs Coordinator on