Mexico encourages progress in the reform of the Security Council

September 28, 2015

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto today highlighted at the UN some of the most notable advances that the international community has achieved to promote development or combat climate change and encouraged, along the same lines, to advance in the reform and modernization of the Security Council.

“It is unacceptable that the power of veto is used exclusively for national purposes, thereby slowing down international action. The permanent members of the Security Council have a special responsibility for international peace and security that they must assume at all times, especially when the most elementary values ​​are violated ”.

The Mexican president recalled in this regard that his country supports France’s initiative to restrict the use of the veto in cases of serious violations of International Law and Human Rights, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Peña Nieto recalled the long history of collaboration between his country and the United Nations and highlighted, for example, the decision to participate in Peacekeeping Operations and put its experience in the field of humanitarian assistance at the service of the UN.

He also alluded to the presence of Mexico in the UN Human Rights Council and added that his country has one of the most advanced legislation in favor of Human Rights and is working to ensure its validity throughout the national geography.

The Mexican president stated at another point in his speech that today’s world is exposed to the threat of new populisms, from the left and from the right, and that societies must be alert to those who take advantage of their fears and concerns: those who sow hatred and resentment to fulfill political agendas and satisfy personal ambitions.

“On this 70th anniversary, Mexico reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the organization that unites and calls for the shared effort of nations,” said Peña Nieto, adding that “supporting the UN is helping to build a better future for all Humanity.”

September 28, 2015

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto today highlighted at the UN some of the most notable advances that the international community has achieved to promote development or combat climate change and encouraged, along the same lines, to advance in the reform and modernization of the Security Council.

“It is unacceptable that the power of veto is used exclusively for national purposes, thereby slowing down international action. The permanent members of the Security Council have a special responsibility for international peace and security that they must assume at all times, especially when the most elementary values ​​are violated ”.

The Mexican president recalled in this regard that his country supports France’s initiative to restrict the use of the veto in cases of serious violations of International Law and Human Rights, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Peña Nieto recalled the long history of collaboration between his country and the United Nations and highlighted, for example, the decision to participate in Peacekeeping Operations and put its experience in the field of humanitarian assistance at the service of the UN.

He also alluded to the presence of Mexico in the UN Human Rights Council and added that his country has one of the most advanced legislation in favor of Human Rights and is working to ensure its validity throughout the national geography.

The Mexican president stated at another point in his speech that today’s world is exposed to the threat of new populisms, from the left and from the right, and that societies must be alert to those who take advantage of their fears and concerns: those who sow hatred and resentment to fulfill political agendas and satisfy personal ambitions.

“On this 70th anniversary, Mexico reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the organization that unites and calls for the shared effort of nations,” said Peña Nieto, adding that “supporting the UN is helping to build a better future for all Humanity.”