National Hubs - Mexico
Convergencia de Organismos Civiles and ADOC (Alianza Democrática de Organizaciones Civiles) were the national lead agencies for the Beyond 2015 hub in Mexico. Contact persons: Laura Becerra of ADOC and Areli Sandoval.
Many activities were carried out through the Beyond 2015 hub in Mexico. Highlights include:
- National consultation on the post-2015 agenda on 11-12 April 2013 in Mexico City, with the participation of 25 civil society actors and networks from the Federal District and from the Mexican states of Nuevo León, Michoacán, Oaxaca and San Luis Potosí. Final Report available in Spanish and English
- Laura Becerra's speech during the presentation in Mexico of the report of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda
- Engagement with the Mexican government, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to share and present CSO positions, Beyond 2015 key messages, and recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda, and to request the establishment of a national committee for the implementation of the post-2015 agenda
- E.g. dialogue forum convened in November 2014 between CSOs and members of the federal Government (executive and legislative branches), enabling civil society to engage with members of the Mexican permanent mission to the UN, the Directorates for Global Affairs and for CSO liaison (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), as well as the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and NGOs, and for civil society to advocate for their involvement in monitoring government positions
- 9 dialogue sessions in 2015 for CSOs to engage with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government institutions such as the Office of the Presidency, the Mexican Agency for Cooperation and the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit - to share positions and influence government positions during the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda. Mexico's particularly strong emphasis during the negotiations sessions in New York on civil society participation in negotiating and implementing the post-2015 agenda is a good illustration of the fruitful relationships established by Beyond 2015 with the Government of Mexico.
- Convening of a panel discussion in 2015 on the role of the Mexican state and civil society in the implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 agenda - attended by representatives from agencies of the federal government and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)