Tapachula: Witness to the Changes in Mexico
In our Jan. 14, 2022, article, we ended with the Integral Development Plan (PDI version 06SEP21) signed by the UN ECLAC and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It is integrated under Six Basic Ideas of Order, the first of which establishes the General Objective and its Particular Objectives; the second defines the concrete steps for action to establish Economic Development and Growth; the third establishes the lines of action to establish the Well-being of the Population in the Northern Triangle countries and the States and Municipalities of the South-Southeast of Mexico and Tapachula; the fourth establishes what is necessary to generate Sustainability; the fifth defines the logical and legal structure for an Administration for the Topic of Immigrants from the perspective of Resilience in the generation of employment and lastly, Expected Benefits.
The Integral Development Plan of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations establishes in its first Chapter the “Economic Development Pillar” with six lines of action:
- Habilitating infrastructure development
- Commercial promotion and regional integration
- Productive development
- Territorial development
- Macroeconomic development
Within its scope are:
The second chapter, titled “Social Wellbeing Pillar” includes five lines of action:
- Social and labor inclusion
- Life skills
- Integral child development
- Lifelong health
- Violence prevention and peace culture
The third Chapter titled “Pillar of Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change, Adaptation and Reduction of Disaster Risks” contains three lines of action:
The fourth chapter titled “Pillar of Integral Management of the Migratory Cycle” contains two lines of action:
There are five expected benefits from the articulation of the Integral Development Plan of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations in which we can cite achievements:
The existence of a document with the content and ranges established by the Integral Development Plan of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean allows and facilitates:
- Establishing alliances with strategic profiles with sufficiency for capabilities, skills, knowledge and resources to add value to the design and implementation of actions aimed for international cooperation, establishing friendship ties and strengthening collaborative relationships between the northern triangle countries, the municipalities of the south-southeast of Mexico and Tapachula.
- With this, we can identify and define what is needed or required.
- A collaborative activities inventory is established, although they are tacit.
- Answers are established to possible question, such as: How can companies, institutions and organizations cover necessities for migratory attention? How can we collaborate? Which companies, institutions and organizations can combine efforts to reach the objectives of the integral development plan? And so on.
Today, we have reached the moment in which society and the government internationally articulate the local and global conditions for order regarding migrations in the medium and long term.
The central objective will be for migrations to be an option and not an obligation.
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Integral Development Plan for Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and South-Southeastern Mexico, vol. 2 (LC/TS.2021/8), Santiago, 2021.
IOM, International Organization for Migration. Mexico Chapter.