Mateo Castillo Ceja — ECI Affiliate in
Some of the priorities of this Coordinating Unit are to work with indigenous peoples and women on the incorporation of gender equity and ethical criteria within the environment and sustainable development policies.
The Unit also works on consolidating citizen participation processes “in co-responsibility with society”, and on planning, execution, evaluation and monitoring of natural resources through Mexico’s Consultative Councils for Sustainable Development, as well as other civic mechanisms. The unit also assures citizen access to information, in fulfillment of
Mateo’s long history of work on human Rights issues — linked to the fourth article of Mexico’s Constitution — was one of the reasons he was honored with this position, together with the integration of that human rights work with the broader vision of Earth Charter. His government unit will be in charge of promoting, within the environmental sector, the development of a culture of respect and protection to human rights, with special attention to the right of an adequate environment. Mateo will be in charge of evaluating and following up on the policies, regulations, programs and other actions of this sector, so they take into account the criteria of respect and protection to human rights.
The role that Mateo Castillo has carried out with the Earth Charter in
This is wonderful news for Mateo, for the Earth Charter, and for