Delegate: Ms. Sayra Daniela García Lozano
4. Ms. Garcia Lozano (Mexico), speaking as a youth delegate, said that more than 37 million young people lived in Mexico. Along with the rest of the population, they recognized the 2030 Agenda as a watershed in the work of the Organization and national development planning. Young people, families, older persons and persons with disabilities were not only stakeholders with cross-cutting interests in Agenda 2030 but also the very groups targeted.
5. For purposes of coherence, issues must be discussed in the appropriate forums. Clearly, there was significant overlap among the topics addressed by the Third Committee and those dealt with by the Second Committee, the Economic and Social Council, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the Commission for Social Development. She wondered what purpose could be served by repeating the same discourse in five different forums. Under Agenda 2030, development was recognized as the fundamental pillar and pivotal element of the Organization’s operations, hence the need for coherence.
6. Mexico sought to provide equal opportunities in the areas of health, security, education, housing, basic services and labour. Building a more prosperous society depended on the extent to which groups such as migrants, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities were empowered to exercise their rights as human beings. Sometimes, the best way of leaving no one behind was to bring such people to the fore. The National Strategy for Inclusion had helped to alleviate poverty and to ensure fulfilment of the rights enshrined in the Constitution and in the international treaties to which Mexico was a party.
7. Other institutions, in close alignment with Agenda 2030, were designed to protect older persons and enable [*3*] them to enjoy an active, healthy and dignified old age; to assert the role of young people as rights-holders and stakeholders in development; and to promote participation in political and social forums. Based on the recognition of the multiple forms of family, the National Programme for Equality and Non-Discrimination had mounted campaigns to promote respect for sexual and gender diversity and to reject all forms of discrimination against different types of family. Genuinely sustainable development was predicated on mainstreaming the human rights perspective in the various issues before the Committee. Mexico would consistently support any stance that sought to promote the wellbeing of the most vulnerable groups.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/73/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/73/SR.3, 3 October 2018, p. 2, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/mexico-2018-4/, doi: 10.17176/20221018-192034-0.