The Ministry of the Interior (SG) informed that the National System for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents (Sipinna) seeks to guarantee the rights of migrants in this sector during their stay and transit in Mexico.

Constanza Tort, head of Sipinna's Executive Secretariat, said that the three levels of government must have a deep knowledge of the migratory reform approved by the Congress of the Union and entered into force this year in order to guarantee the human rights of this population.

The panorama that the country is experiencing today, she indicated, entails assuming with great responsibility "our functions, with the purpose of ensuring that minors and adolescents have their rights guaranteed during their stay or transit in Mexico.

"At their young age (migrants) were forced to flee from conditions of poverty, inequality, exclusion or violence that prevail in their countries of origin; they are at a crucial stage, where every act, decision or fact that threatens their integrity will determine the course of their lives, physical and emotional development," said Tort.

The head of the office inaugurated the Northern Region's Conference to update on the protection of migrant and refugee children and adolescents, in a virtual ceremony before 170 public servants from the federal, state, and municipal levels who work in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas.

During the third day for the northern region, the following topics were presented: Integral protection of children and adolescents in a situation of migration and those seeking refugee status, by the official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Isabel Velasco Luna; and Migration governance, by the representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Antonio Benavides Castellanos.

Also discussed was the reform of the migration law and the law on refugees, complementary protection and political asylum for migrant children, by Sandra Mejía Martínez, from the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración AC (Imumi); and the guide for the care of migrant children and adolescents available to the INM, presented by the public servant of the said institute, Óscar Dávila Carrasco.