President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered his speech at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly at the High-level Plenary Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

He said that movement is an essential part of human beings, because it is a reflection of their survival instincts, their vital energy and their ardent desire to progress and transcend.

“Migrants’ contributions to various societies are undeniable, because each migrant is accompanied by his hopes and identity; energy and talent”: EPN

The president declared that Mexico will continue to actively participate in multilateral forums to achieve the Global Pact for Orderly, Safe, Regular Migration and the Global Pact on Refugees in 2018. 

We believe that these steering documents should take the following principles into account:

First: a Human Rights approach, establishing states’ obligations to migrants.

Second: a vision of joint responsibility between migrants’ countries of origin, transit, destination and return.

Third: recognition of migrants’ contributions to economic and social development.

Fourth: a social inclusion approach to help eradicate intolerance, prejudice and racism.

Fifth: a migration governance framework, offering alternatives for the safe, orderly management of migratory flows. 

Sixth: greater international cooperation to build states’ capacities through an integral approach to migration  and

Seventh: regarding climate change and natural phenomena as causes of migration.

“Mexico will continue to work for the recognition of migrants as agents of change and development; the guarantee of their human rights and the elimination of hate speech and discrimination against them”: EPN