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					           PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE                                        OEA/Ser.G
        ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES                                    CP/CISC-517/10
                                                                           10 September 2010
COMMITTEE ON INTER-AMERICAN SUMMITS MANAGEMENT                             Original: Spanish
         AND CIVIL SOCIETY PARTICIPATION
                 IN OAS ACTIVITIES




     APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OAS ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 6
     OF THE GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
                     IN OAS ACTIVITIES [CP/RES. 759 (1217/99)]

                [Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C.]
              ANALYSIS OF FACTORS RELATING TO THE APPLICATION BY
              FEDERACIÓN MEXICANA DE CALIDAD DE VIDA Y DEPORTE, A.C.
                        TO PARTICIPATE IN OAS ACTIVITIES


        This document was prepared by the Department of International Affairs/Secretariat for
External Relations to provide information to the member states of the Organization of American
States (OAS) on the civil society organization Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte,
A.C. [Mexican Quality of Life and Sports Federation].

         The information contained herein is in response to resolution CP/RES. 759 (1217/99),
“Guidelines for the Participation of Civil Society Organizations in OAS Activities,” and includes a
list of documentation presented by Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. in
accordance with the aforementioned Guidelines.


1.      Background

         Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. is a not-for-profit organization
established in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 7, 2000 to improve the quality of life and
wellbeing of the Mexican people, especially children, youth, the elderly, persons with disabilities, the
chronically ill, sex workers, victims of domestic violence, and indigenous groups.

        Its National Executive Committee is based in Mexico City and the organization works in
conjunction with six state-level committees: in Aguascalientes, State of Mexico, Morelos, Queretaro,
Tlaxcala, and Mexico City. Its activities are geared towards improving the quality of life of
marginalized populations through the organization of sports and recreational events as well as its
participation in state, national, and international forums and meetings to promote more inclusive
public policies in security, democratic governance, social and economic development, sustainable
development, climate change, migration, gender equity, and culture.

        Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. participated in events of the
Special Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico, and in the First and Second Meetings of
Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas.

         Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. finances its programs and
activities through member contributions.

        Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. submitted its application on
April 16, 2010.
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2.        Name, address, and date of establishment of the CSO


Name of the Organization:        Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C.

Address:                         Calle Pascual Ortiz Rubio No. 34, Col. San Simón: Del. B. Juárez
                                 C.P. 03660, México

Telephone:                       (52) 1 55 2676 1265

E-Mail:                          calidad_devida@yahoo.com.mx

President:                       Juan Contreras Nieves

Date established:                November 7, 2000


3.        Primary areas of activity of the CSO and their relationship to OAS activities

        The mission of Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte is to contribute to
national development by promoting sports and recreation. The organization’s main areas of work
that might be of interest to the OAS include:

                Promoting public security and reducing violence among vulnerable groups by
                 organizing alternative activities such as sport, physical exercise, and recreation;

                Influencing the crafting of public policies relating to economic and social
                 development, human rights, democratic governance, migration, culture, and gender
                 equity through participation in meetings and conferences of governmental,
                 community, and private sector entities in order to promote growth that is more
                 equitable; and

                Fostering environmental protection and sustainable development through the “Youth
                 and the Environment ... Sanctuaries Program,” the aim of which is to contribute to
                 reforestation in the region, prevent soil erosion, and create better microclimatic
                 conditions for the regeneration of biological resources.


4.        Identification of the OAS work areas in which the CSO proposes to support ongoing
          activities or to make recommendations on the best way to achieve OAS objectives

         Federación Mexicana de Calidad de Vida y Deporte, A.C. would like to work with the OAS
in the following areas:

                Making recommendations to the Committee on Hemispheric Security (CSH) and the
                 Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Secretariat for Multidimensional
                 Security (SMS) with a view to promoting a culture of comprehensive violence
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             prevention in accordance with to the Commitment to Public Security in the
             Americas;

            Providing the Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Council for
             Integral Development (CEPCIDI) and the Department of Sustainable Development
             of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) with input and
             recommendations on the implementation of mandates arising from the Declaration of
             Santa Cruz +10 and the Inter-American Program for Sustainable Development
             (PIDS);

            Providing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) Special
             Rapporteurship on Migrant Workers and Their Families with information on the
             situation of migrant rights and immigration laws and policies in member states;

            Providing the Migration and Development Program (MiDE) of the Department of
             Social Development and Employment, of the Executive Secretariat for Integral
             Development (SEDI), with technical advice on the development and implementation
             of the Inter-American Program for the Promotion and Protection of the Human
             Rights of Migrants; and

            Collaborating with the Department of International Affairs (DIA) of the Secretariat
             for External Relations (SER) through its participation in meetings and forums with
             civil society organizations, particularly those related to public security, integral
             development, human rights, democracy, and gender equity.


5.     Documents submitted by the CSO to the OAS

            Letter to the OAS Secretary General, April 16, 2008
            Articles of incorporation
            Statute
            Institutional mission statement
            Annual report for 2008 and 2009
            Financial statements 2008 and 2009




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