President Enrique Peña Nieto, participated in the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
”In recent decades there have been great advances in the world, including major improvements in the quality of life of millions of people; yet it is also true that many societies are openly dissatisfied with their present condition.
This situation alienates citizens from their authorities, creates distrust in institutions and accentuates uncertainty about the future”: EPN
Social networks are allowing greater citizen participation, making each person a potential agent of change.
It is necessary to promote public debate, contrast ideas and assume joint commitments by using new communication technologies that are increasingly close and accessible to the whole population.
Let's make the acknowledgment of our plurality and ongoing dialogue the best way to build a better future in a democracy”: EPN
- The 2030 Agenda is the boldest, noblest and most demanding action plan the international community has adopted in recent history.
- It is a roadmap for national and sub-national governments, as well as for all actors in society, which has the mission to improve the lives of billions of people without leaving anyone behind.
- Because of its scope and objectives, the 2030 Agenda is the framework that harmonizes the agreements reached last year on human rights, environment and sustainable peace.
The president of Mexico mentioned national efforts in these areas:
First. Mexico assumes the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as a state commitment.
- A high-level Council for implementing it, headed by the president, is being formed.
- Since Mexico is committed to promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at a regional level, in April, it will chair the Forum of Latin American and the Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development.
- Mexico has launched a National Strategy for Social Inclusion, focused on achieving the full exercise of social rights in order to reduce poverty and increase equality.
- The 2030 Agenda recognizes migrants as subjects of rights and indispensable allies for the development of the countries of destination and origin.
Second. Mexico has urgently adopted, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
- The Mexican Senate ratified this international treaty, which will be deposited tomorrow during the high-level meeting for its entry into force.
- Energy Reform includes an Energy Transition Act so that by 2018, 25 percent of electricity will be generated from clean sources, and 60 percent by 2040.
- As part of Mexico’s global responsibility to the environment, it will host COP13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in December.
- Next year Mexico will host the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, at which the first two years of the Sendai framework will be evaluated, and risk reduction and mitigation targets for development will be defined.
Third. Mexico has reaffirmed its commitment to peace and to achieving sustainable peace in the world.
- The international community has confirmed that the stability of the countries affected by armed conflict not only depends on security conditions but also on respect for human rights, the validity of institutions and the rule of law, and their capacity to promote inclusive development.
- This transversal vision fully coincides with the Sustainable Development Goals.
“In this respect, the objectives are key to preventing or averting social and political crises, and will also be essential to finding peaceful solutions to the armed conflicts experienced by various countries.
We will continue working to achieve a world free of this global threat”: EPN