President Enrique Peña Nieto led the Second Ordinary Session of the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents.
One out of every three Mexicans is a child or adolescent; 40 million children and adolescents comprise this segment of the population, which is why they are such a high priority.
The government is working for them to fully enjoy their rights.
All the authorities comprising the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents have made a commitment to prioritize a coordinated system of protection for them.
“The Mexican State has an obligation to ensure that all the children and adolescents in the country have equal opportunities”: EPN
The 25 to 25 Proposal
The proposal, called 25 to 25, adopted at today’s session, establishes the need to work determinedly to provide Mexican children and youth with the best conditions for their development and welfare.
It is a proposal that is part of a national policy instrument within the framework of the Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals.
Last year, the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents was created as an effort by Mexico to ensure equal opportunities and full development for children and adolescents.
Mexico has advanced. From 2012 to 2015, the number of children without access to health services fell from 19.7 percent of the population to 14.7 percent.
Food shortages in children between the ages of 13 and 17 years declined from just over 30 percent in 2012 to 19.6 percent in 2015.
“We have certainly stepped up the pace and it has been no coincidence. It is a result of this new system created since last year, as an effort by our country to ensure equal opportunities and full development for children and adolescents”: EPN