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Geneva, 10 September 2012
I would like to begin by expressing sympathy with the victims and families of those who have lost their lives or been injured as a result of the earthquakes in China and the bombings across Iraq.
The northern border of Mexico is considered the most crossed-over border in the world. But with an increasing influx of migrants mainly from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua trying to reach the United States, Mexico’s southern border has also become one of the most fluid crossing points for migrants.
Friday 8 July 2011
Thank you all very much for coming. It has been a great pleasure to visit Mexico, and I wish I could have stayed longer, to see more of this beautiful country, meet more people and immerse myself more fully in the complexities of the human rights situation that I have come to observe.
I would like to thank the Federal Government for their kind invitation and their warm hospitality, and for their frank and honest dialogue, which I also enjoyed from the Governments of Oaxaca and the Federal District.
GENEVA – UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday welcomed the enactment of Mexico’s Constitutional Reform on Human Rights, saying it paved the way for greater promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights in the country.