Capital Mexico City
Población 111.2 million
Esperanza de vida 76.06
Acceso al agua potable 95%
Alfabetización de adultos 91%
Mortalidad de menores de 5 años 18.42 per 1,000 live births
PIB per cápita $14,200


Establishing effective and democratic water and sanitation (W&S) management in Mexico to support the achievement of the MDGs
Although the states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz account for most of Mexico's water resources, water and sanitation service coverage is very uneven due to socioeconomic factors, ethnicity and gender inequality. The aim of this Joint Programme was to improve the integrated management of water in peri-urban and rural areas of Mexico and to combat poverty from the standpoint of environmental sustainability and gender equality. The programme contributed to achieving MDGs 1, 3 and 7 by diminishing inequalities in accessing an essential resource, particularly for women and the poor.
Conflict prevention, development of agreements and peace building for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chiapas State
The 1994 clash between the Mexican State and the Zapatista resulted in tens of thousands of people being driven off their land. Many of these remain displaced, fueling strife and perpetuating poverty in Mexico's least developed state. The aim of this Joint Programme was to reduce conflict and tension in 25 communities in Chiapas by strengthening the criminal justice system, improving security and developing a culture of peace.