Peña Nieto: the new development agenda shows the validity of multilateralism

27 September 2015

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, highlighted today at the UN the contributions of his country to the formulation of the new sustainable development agenda for 2030 and underlined the importance of citizen participation in that process.

“Mexico proposes to the nations to make their own the principles of openness and citizen participation, which characterize the new paradigm of open governments. That is precisely what we will promote at the global open government summit that will take place in my country in a month ”.

The Mexican president delivered a speech at the UN Summit on sustainable development and noted that, once the agenda for the next fifteen years has been adopted, it is now up to nations to implement public policies to meet their objectives and goals.

“It is clear that there are no easy solutions or shortcuts to solve Humanity’s problems. The positive and lasting changes that today’s world needs can only be achieved with responsibility, perseverance and teamwork. That is precisely the essence of the 2030 agenda ”.

Peña Nieto stated that the Sustainable Development Agenda is proof of the validity and transformative capacity of multilateralism.

He also highlighted some contributions from Mexico to the final content of that document and pointed out among them that social and economic inclusion be considered as a “guiding principle”, he said, of the new objectives. Also adopt a broader concept of poverty, which goes beyond the mere income of the people.

Other contributions were related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and the recognition of the rights of migrants and their contributions to the advancement of countries of origin and destination.

He also mentioned that the conservation of biodiversity and actions to combat climate change have been included as key instruments of sustainable development.

In this regard, he recalled that Mexico will host next year the conference of the parties to the Convention on Biodiversity.

27 September 2015

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, highlighted today at the UN the contributions of his country to the formulation of the new sustainable development agenda for 2030 and underlined the importance of citizen participation in that process.

“Mexico proposes to the nations to make their own the principles of openness and citizen participation, which characterize the new paradigm of open governments. That is precisely what we will promote at the global open government summit that will take place in my country in a month ”.

The Mexican president delivered a speech at the UN Summit on sustainable development and noted that, once the agenda for the next fifteen years has been adopted, it is now up to nations to implement public policies to meet their objectives and goals.

“It is clear that there are no easy solutions or shortcuts to solve Humanity’s problems. The positive and lasting changes that today’s world needs can only be achieved with responsibility, perseverance and teamwork. That is precisely the essence of the 2030 agenda ”.

Peña Nieto stated that the Sustainable Development Agenda is proof of the validity and transformative capacity of multilateralism.

He also highlighted some contributions from Mexico to the final content of that document and pointed out among them that social and economic inclusion be considered as a “guiding principle”, he said, of the new objectives. Also adopt a broader concept of poverty, which goes beyond the mere income of the people.

Other contributions were related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and the recognition of the rights of migrants and their contributions to the advancement of countries of origin and destination.

He also mentioned that the conservation of biodiversity and actions to combat climate change have been included as key instruments of sustainable development.

In this regard, he recalled that Mexico will host next year the conference of the parties to the Convention on Biodiversity.