Mexican President Launches National Council for 2030 Agenda
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President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto launched the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ahead of the first Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.

Nieto announced two new mechanisms: elaboration of a National Strategy for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda; and the first phase of the National Platform for Monitoring the SDGs.

1 May 2017: The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, officially launched the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, emphasizing that eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development will require transformations regarding “the way societies and nations live, interact and relate to each other.”

Nieto announced the establishment of two new mechanisms regarding the 2030 Agenda: elaboration of a National Strategy for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda; and the first phase of the National Platform for Monitoring the SDGs. On the National Strategy, he said it will: incorporate a long-term vision to guarantee the continuity of national efforts regarding the 2030 Agenda, with coordination by the President’s Office; be based on a broad consultation process for its implementation plan, which the National Council will oversee; and guide the elaboration of future national development plans. The National Platform, he said, will help determine progress in achieving the SDGs.

Nieto promised that Mexico’s 2018 budget will consider the SDGs.

Nieto promised that Mexico’s 2018 budget will consider the SDGs. He also said that during the next legislative period, he will submit a bill to modify the National Planning Law in order to incorporate the Goals.

Nieto made his statement on 26 April 2017, prior to the convening of the first Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held in Mexico City, from 26-28 April 2017. [Statement of President Nieto] [Forum Website] [Mexican Government Website on Activities Related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (in Spanish)] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on LAC Forum]


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