Date: 27 APRIL 2017
Location: New York, United States.
Thank you very much, good morning, thanks for the invitation is an honor for us to be here.
I also thank those who accompany us that have been presented and also add that Senator Alejandro Encinas, as Constituent deputy, has contributed very significantly to achieve this document, the document we are discussing here today.
The first Constitution of the City of Mexico, is what we’re talking about, is the first legal founding document of the modern era of our capital, the capital of the Republic. A plural exercise, an exercise with wide appeal. Extensive discussion where it has heard all political forces. A document approved with the consensus of all these political forces.
And a document I would say advanced. A modern document you want to share with the world, who wants to share with other cities, the experience gained from this debate on the substantial progress of civil rights, rights, especially the right to the city, that is a fundamental part .
Now the issue before us-Subject to comment exhibitors accompany it we would say that Mexico City has taken a substantial step, essential in protecting and, of course, support the legal rights native populance.
It has taken a very important step in coordinating and, of course, also observing what has been discussed and approved at the time United Nations. It has incorporated into its text the declaration recognizing, protecting and addresses the issue of Indigenous Peoples from the founding document of the city itself.
Then, this paper there are 18 items that, in a coordinated manner, which synchronously, are giving sustenance and support everything that involves the indigenous regulation of Mexico City.
It is, I think, that a reference, because the substantive issues are addressed from the same statement of being a multicultural town, multilingual, multiethnic up to the protection of health, those related to education, participation, consultation, each and every one of the mechanisms that Indigenous Peoples have claimed and has been a constant struggle.
Then this synchronization with United Nations rules, I think it is absolutely relevant; I leave this introduction there.