The Hunger Project Launches Mexico Chapter of Community-Led Development

August 7, 2017

At an event at Mexico’s Foreign Ministry on August 3, The Hunger Project launched the Mexican chapter of the Movement for Community-led Development (CLD).

The Movement is a global network of people and organizations committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and advocating for the power and capacity of communities to take charge of their own development. The movement takes a gender-focused, community-driven approach to development and calls for its adoption across the globe. The CLD movement was first launched in 2015 at the opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The new chapter in Mexico will target Mexico City and towns in Morelos, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas and Jalisco. It will work with the support of more than 20 civil society organizations and networks.

The Mexican government, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, has officially backed the CLD movement, supporting its goal of empowering communities to take charge of their own development through a gender-focused process.

The launch event at the Mexican Foreign Ministry saw the participation of the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Miguel Ruíz Cabañas; The Hunger Proejct’s Executive Vice President, John Coonrod; the Director of The Hunger Project-Mexico, Lorena Vázquez Ordaz; the Mexican President’s Deputy Director-General of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Mario Chocoteco; the Technical Secretary of the National Social Development Institute (INDESOL), Erick Navarro; and the community leader of Chiapas, Margarita Ruiz. The 20 civil society organizations that comprise the movement were also present.

Learn more about the Movement for Community-Led Development.