UNFPA Mexico

With a total population of more than 118 million, Mexico is now a high-middle income country with an advanced demographic transition, where birth and death rates are low. It faces wide economic and social disparities, however, and more than half of its people live in poverty. UNFPA has been active in Mexico since 1972. Current programmes address key issues such as the incorporation of population dynamics in local development planning and programmes; youth-oriented policies and programmes; the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous people, migrants, and youth; the prevention of gender-based violence; and comprehensive sexuality education.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Mexico View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Mexico in 2018 View more

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Life skills programmes for girls

7366 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

7 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

838 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

4 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Life skills programmes for girls

7366 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

7 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

838 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

4 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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