For Mexico, the dialogue and collaboration with regional and international organizations strengthens its actions and policies to guarantee the promotion and protection of human rights.

In 2001, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights established an office in Mexico (OHCHR-Mexico).

  • The Office works in alliance with entities of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, in order to develop joint working plans, local human rights programmes and legal harmonization initiatives.

Mexico promotes specific human rights topics in key UN summits and conferences, such as:

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).
  • The United Nations Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016).
  • The New York Declaration adopted at the High-Level Meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants.
  • The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

Inter-American Human Rights System

  • Mexico is one of the States of the hemisphere that most collaborates with the Inter-American Human Rights System.
  • In the last three years, Mexico has hosted both the Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In fact, Mexico is now the second member State of the hemisphere to have sponsored three extraordinary sessions of the Inter-American Court.
  • Mexico is still the main contributor of Latin America and the Caribbean to the Court and the Commission. Mexico has financially supported both bodies in an uninterrupted form.
  • In addition to being up-to-date on our budget commitments with the OAS, we have made voluntary contributions to the Commission and the Court, the most recent in 2017.
  • During the 47th General Assembly of the OAS (Cancun, Mexico, June 2017), member States adopted by consensus the resolution presented and promoted by Mexico in order to double the resources of the Regular Fund destined for the Inter-American Human Rights organs
  • The adopted resolution contemplates:
  1. Duplication of the budget allocated to the Inter-American organs over a period of three years, with incremental budgetary allocations of 33% per year, based on the budget approved in 2017, beginning in 2018.
  2. Fund increases of 26% and 49% based on the authorized budget for 2017 for the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) respectively, in order to support their activities in accordance to their strategic plans.
  3. Additional funding for development programs.