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Mexico City Gov't Issues Regulations on Youth Rights

Laws are aimed to improve the protection for vulnerable youths and promote the participation of young people in society
By The News · 02 of June 2017 09:36:56
Aerial view of Mexico City, No available, photo: Wikimedia/Fidel González

The Mexico City government has published the regulations for the Young People’s Rights Law in Mexico City, which seeks to strengthen the development of young people.

In a notice published in the Official Gazette, the local administration detailed the four titles and 64 articles of the regulations that will be in force as of Saturday and that will support the law enacted on August 2015 that aimed to highlight dignity of youth.

The regulation provides for the obligation of guardians, institutions and public bodies to incorporate considerations of young people into the policies, programs and administrative actions they issue.

Thus, the regulations establish the rights and personal safety of youths, the promotion of work, education and health, sexual and reproductive health, social protection. It also ensures their access to sports, culture, arts, science and recreation.

It also determines important regulations for the care of young people living with a disabilities and who are homeless.

Likewise, it establishes the right of youth to political and social participation.

The regulation provides for the creation of a Cabinet and a Youth Institute, whose purpose is to manage the planning, programming, organization, coordination, monitoring and the evaluation of the implementation of youth policy in Mexico City.