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The Anahuac and the CNDH bolster the UN Sustainable Development Goals

26 April 2019 / 10:33 hrs
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At the Universidad Anahuac Mexico, we are convinced that the youth is the future, as well as the present of our society. Therefore, when educating them, we strive for them to lead great changes, for a fairer, more equitable, and sustainable world.

In this sense, the Anahuac and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) are carrying the First 2030 International Agenda Day forward. We are calling both public and private sector, as well as Civil Society Organizations, and the academia, to come together to fully comply with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) with 169 targets and 240 indicators.

 

This first day was held in the South Campus and was led by Dr. Cipriano Sánchez García, L.C., Rector of our University, and by Dr. Luis Raúl González Pérez, President of the CNDH.

During the opening of this day, the Rector stated that the 2030 agenda: “is an action plan in favor of people, the planet, prosperity, peace, and the world alliance for the development, and to guide the development policy during the next 15 years.”

In the same way, he highlighted the work of stakeholders such as the United Nations (UN) and the CNDH, and declared that without the work of civil society organizations, the situation would be much more complex.

He recognized that, at the University, we have a responsibility in the transformation of the society in terms of public policies, so that knowledge and competencies that come from the academia to the service of the population in a timely fashion and with the lowest possible cost.

For their part, the national ombudsman, Luis González, recognized and acknowledged the invitation of the Anáhuac and the Rector to establish this alliance with the CNDH to encourage a culture of equality and equity.

And added that “we will continue working together with the Universidad Anáhuac México in also boosting the culture for peace, which is part of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

As part of these days, the different campuses of the Universidad Anahuac across the country, and the CNDH will give continuity and follow-up to the 2030 Agenda. Along this year, there will be talks to address different topics of regional interest, thus contributing to their Positive Action Leadership.

“The idea is to create spaces in the academia where all stakeholders concur, and generate the analysis to collaborate with the different stakeholders in the coordinated elaboration of public policies from the point of view of each one” said Catherine Pratti, MS. She is coordinator of the Postgraduate and Continuous Education area of our Faculty of Global Studies and author of the Tenth Installment of the CNDH collection “Reduction of inequality in and among countries”.

These talks will be the first open spare for all regional stakeholders interested in taking part in the analysis of the global UN initiative. The interdependence of the 17 SDGs will be assessed in these talks, along with the local vocation, from the perspective of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development.

During this First 2030 International Agenda Day -attended by students of different degrees, vice-rectors, and directors of Schools and Faculties- the first talk for Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere, was held. It had the participation of Consuelo Olvera Treviño, MS, Executive Secretary of the CNDH, and Édgar Ruiz Ponce, MS, Assistant Director of Economic Analysis of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).

Likewise, Rogelio Gómez Hermosillo, coordinator of Acción Ciudadana Frente a la Pobreza (Civic Action against Poverty), and Jeannette Arriola Sánchez, MS, head of the Carlos Slim Helú against Poverty Professorship.

For further information, please contact:
Faculty of Global Studies
MS Catherine Prati Rousselet
catherine.prati @anahuac.mx

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