From Yucatan, experiences, success stories, best practices, and comprehensive actions are shared to contribute to the construction, preservation, and strengthening of peaceful coexistence and sustainable development of societies. Yucatan serves as the venue for the First Summit for Peaceful Societies, Ch’abajel, which was inaugurated today by María Fritz Sierra, the head of the General Secretariat of Government (SGG), on behalf of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
Representatives from more than 100 organizations, 50 governments, 40 speakers, as well as leaders and experts from Latin America are participating in the event, where they gather to discuss and collaborate on the promotion of peace for the well-being and prosperity of societies.
In this context, Manuel Redondo Peralta, President of Pronus, pointed out that the Ch’abajel Summit is an event that promotes peace and non-violence, “and what better place to do it than in Yucatan, the safest territory in Latin America,” he emphasized.
“Beyond gathering and sharing experiences, this summit seeks to build safe spaces for tranquility and prosperity for the progress of all of Latin America, creating peaceful territories,” said the director.
In her address, Fritz Sierra shared her pride and emphasized the importance of Yucatan being the host and part of the first edition of the Ch’abajel Summit, especially because, thanks to over four years of work under the vision and leadership of Governor Mauricio Vila, the state has positioned itself as the safest in all of Mexico.
“Yucatan is and continues to be a national and international reference in terms of peace and citizen security due to its historical results,” she emphasized in front of leaders and organizations that promote peace in their communities in various cities across the country and Latin America.
During the opening ceremony of the event held at the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center, the head of the SGG emphasized the government’s commitment to continue working until the end of the administration to maintain the atmosphere of peace and security that Yucatan has enjoyed for many more years.
In this context, she shared data on peace and security, noting that in 2022, the state had the lowest crime rate in its history, with the lowest rates in the country for intentional homicide, home robbery, extortion, and kidnapping.
Highlighting the advances of the “Safe Yucatan” program, she mentioned the installation of more cameras, highway arches, intelligent traffic lights, new patrol cars, boats, a helicopter, and a modern C5i Intelligence Center throughout the state.
She reported that work is being done to create safer environments for women, with Municipal Women’s Institutes providing free legal, psychological, and social assistance in all 106 municipalities, and the construction of the first “Shelter for Women in Situations of Violence” in the city of Tekax, among other initiatives.