Mexico submitted the Alternative Report on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights

On May 1st 2006 Areli Sandoval presented at the UN Committee on ESCR in Geneva the Report on behalf of the Promoting Group of the Alternative Report on Economic, Social, Cultural and Enviromental Rights.

The Alternative Report was endorsed by 105 civil society organizations:it was elaborated by 49 Mexican civil and social organizations and networks, andother 56 -including some regional and international- are endorsing it.

The main objective of the report is to present the civil society'soverview about the main causes of concern, some conclusions and recommendationson Human Rights in Mexico. The Reports includes a summary of the diagnosis of the situation of all therights considered in the Covenant, the analysis of the economic and socialpolicies, the public budget, as well as other relevant issues in this country.

On May 9 and 10 the Mexican Government will present an Official Report tothe UN ESCR Committee on the implementation of Human Rights policies in thecountry. In the report, the Government acknowledges that the results of theimplementation of the Covenant are very varied throughout the country.

See the alternativereport. The Mexican Official report, as well as observations anddeclarations are available at: