UN-Habitat in Spain is composed of a Liaison Office in Madrid and two Programme Offices in Barcelona: the GWOPA Secretariat (Global Water Operator Partnerships Alliances) and the CRPP Office (City Resilience Profiling Programme). The role of the Office located in Madrid is to act as a liaison with the Spanish government and the New Urban Agenda partners in Spain, adding value to UN-Habitat’s work in selected areas of collaboration.

The UN-Habitat Office in Spain (Madrid) also supports the monitoring of all initiatives supported by Spanish partners and the implementation of UN-Habitat’s mandate through advocacy, effective knowledge, strategic partnerships and resource mobilization, technical support and outreach and communication on sustainable urban development.

Based on the foregoing, the UN-Habitat Office in Spain:

»Promotes and keeps institutional representation and liaison with the Spanish partners and other New Urban Agenda partners in Spain.

»Fosters knowledge, advocacy and visibility of the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat priority areas. Strengthens existing strategic partnerships, promotes new collaboration agreements, and supports fundraising and resource mobilization efforts.

»Supports the design, implementation and follow-up of initiatives and projects funded by Spanish partners.

Fully aligned with the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020- 2025 and its thematic areas, UN-Habitat Office in Spain (Madrid) reinforces advocacy and knowledge on the relevance and coherence of UN-Habitat’s mandate, along with its expertise and efficiency in project implementation and action by:

1. Institutional representation and liaison with Spanish Government and key stakeholders for enjoying strong support from the member state and strengthening UN Habitat´s mandate;

2.Knowledge fostering and technical support;

3. Effective advocacy, strategic partnerships and resource mobilization for sustainable urbanization widely understood and closely associated with UN Habitat.