UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to Visit Mexico

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to Visit Mexico

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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to Visit Mexico


Mexico City / 08.30.2021 09:35:42

The Committee against Forced Disappearance of the United Nations (UN) will visit Mexico as part of an agreement that the agency made with the federal government.

The Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE) reported in a press release that the visit was It will be carried out as soon as the sanitary conditions derived from the covid-19 pandemic allow it.

“Mexico has recognized that important challenges prevail in the matter of forced disappearances and disappearances committed by individuals, and that it is essential to reinforce policies and strategies to address them in a comprehensive manner and with the international cooperation of the multilateral system,” said the Foreign Ministry.

Both institutions work together to create a program that allows experts to have first-hand information federal and local authorities, victims’ groups, human rights defenders, civil society organizations, among other actors.

In addition, the agency indicated that the experience and good practices that the Committee has developed since its creation will contribute to Mexico’s efforts. to strengthen institutional capacities and improve techniques for investigating and searching for missing persons, as well as repairing victims.