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This interdisciplinary edited assortment provides unique research on Mexico's transition from the Millennium to the Sustainable improvement ambitions, departing from 3 major views. In what parts did Mexico achieve leverage and really give a contribution to the controversy round the proposed SDGs? What are the demanding situations for Mexico with reference to the SDGs? the way to deal with the problem of congruence/dissonance in Mexico's accomplishment of the MDGs on the subject of the socioeconomic realities at the floor? The contributing authors study what sort of nation is required to reinforce democratic politics and social justice, but in addition to enhance the commercial effectiveness of the country and thereby customers for improvement. For Mexico, what's lacking is a transparent imaginative and prescient for making a innovative, actually glossy society the place the idea of a social agreement among the govt. and voters may be proven alongside the traces of a welfare kingdom that's inclusive, sustainable, and transformative sufficient to take on heavily the basic socioeconomic injustices dividing Mexicans.

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Next, it presents some of the key features of Mexico’s coordination and monitoring efforts with the MDGs/SDGs. Mexico After the Democratic Turn: President Vicente Fox (2000–2006): The Continuation of Neo-liberal Reforms in Economics and Politics After more than 70 years of one-party rule, the PRI party lost the presidential election in 2000 to the conservative PAN party and Vicente Fox Quesada became the new president to lead the country until 2006 (Rubio and Kaufman Purcel 2004). President Fox continued the economic liberalization initiated by PRI presidents during the 1990s, especially with the signing of major free trade agreements such as the NAFTA (1992) and the EU-Mexico Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement (1997).

The Millennium Development Goals Information System (MDGIS 2015a), demonstrates that, were the Mexican government to present only its achievements in relation to the official UN indicators, it would have reached 100% accomplishment on MDG2, MDG3, MDG4, and MDG8. Here, it should be said that the annual report issued in August 2015 by the government does not include the “Beyond the Millennium Targets” (BMTs), therefore, the report presents a more positive outlook (Presidencia de la República 2015).

Its objective was to map out a concrete action plan through the “masterminding” of an independent advisory body led by economics Professor Jeffrey Sachs. In 2005, the report Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals was released (UN 2005a), nourishing the debate on the implementation of the MDGs. Moreover, the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly at the 2005 World Summit Outcome reiterated the commitment to pursue the MDGs (UN 2005b). Concerning the origins of the MDGs, one could also bring into the picture the OECD report, Shaping the 21st Century: The Contribution of Development Co-operation, adopted at the Thirty-fourth High-Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee, on May 6–7, 1996 (OECD DAC 1996).

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