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Mexico’s Peace Potential

Mexico ranks above the global average in terms of life expectancy, youth empowerment, and child-mortality rates. But violence remains endemic, and perhaps the biggest challenge to curtailing it is perceived state corruption, which directly undermines the government’s effectiveness.

NEW YORK – International cooperation is rooted in the quest for a more harmonious, prosperous world. But fostering harmony on a global level requires strong national foundations. To this end, initiatives aimed at building strong education systems, equitable resource distribution, and well-functioning governments – all of which have been found to underpin peaceful societies – are critical.