Mexico’s participation during the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development left more than a few disappointed.
No one expected that a country considered to be a leader of the Latin American region would offer interventions that represented authentic solutions to development, and were actually in line with the position of the Mexican government. This usually does not occur, as the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations is for the most part left to function autonomously at the UN in New York City without oversight from Mexico City. Alliances are built, positions are presented, and no one blocks their way, at least not until now.
Given the overwhelming emphasis on sexual and reproductive issues at this Commission, mentions of the Millennium Development Goals, the eradication of poverty, economic growth, primary education, maternal health, work opportunities, migration, environment, and access to clean water and food were all deemed unacceptable by Member States in support of “sexual and reproductive rights”.
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