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Monday, June 8, 2015

Trilateral Talks between Mexico, Canada and the United States

Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported that the second meeting on multilateral agenda issues of the Mechanism of Trilateral Consultations, between the governments of Mexico, Canada and the United States, concluded on June 4.

For two days representatives of the three countries met to discuss issues such as threats to international peace and security and the role of Operations Peacekeeping to meet these challenges; the challenges facing the United Nations system in the current context; the evolution of negotiations for the adoption of the new post-2015 UN Development Agenda; and monitoring of the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development.

They discussed preparations for the Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem, which Mexico has actively encouraged, to assess global policies to address this challenge that will be held in 2016.

They talked about preparations for the Summit of the Alliance for Open Government, chaired by Mexico this year, and the central themes of the human rights agenda of the UN, such as gender equality, the rights of indigenous Mexico peoples, and the initiative to combat bullying.

The second day of meetings was devoted to the analysis of multilateral efforts on disarmament and arms control. The three countries assessed the outcome of the Review Conference on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT), and global initiatives to promote nuclear disarmament.

They also discussed preparations for the First Conference of States Parties to the Treaty on Arms Trade, to be held in Mexico in August 2015.

This exercise allowed us to identify areas of opportunity in the multilateral agenda in which the three countries can join forces and raise the objectives and interests of everyone on the various topics covered.

The three delegations agreed that the next trilateral meeting will be held in Canada, on a date to be determined.

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Press release Jun. 4, 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Mexico, DF; translation by SRE

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