Barcelona 23 January 2017 - the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia and UN-Habitat took place recently. The main objective of this MoU is to establish a framework for cooperation between UN-Habitat and the Department of Territory and Sustainability that will enable the two institutions to share knowledge, provide mutual support and define cooperation programmes for carrying out specific projects.
Madrid 4 November 2015—Hundreds of people gathered at the the Conde Duque cultural centre in central Madrid on the 24th of October to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter at The event was kicked off early in the day with an exposition and fair, where all the 14 UN-agencies funds and programs represented in Spain demonstrated their work.
Barcelona, 15 December 2014 - 30 international experts attended the Expert Group Meeting "Ways Forward to Achieving Affordable and Inclusive Housing Finance for all”, which took place at the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, organised by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council. The meeting was held to review current practices, innovations and gaps to explore ways for UN-Habitat to enhance its impact on promoting housing sector, finance development and housing finance inclusion.
Barcelona, 21 May 2014: Fifty-five international experts on urban development and security gathered in Barcelona for a two-day meeting on the Urban Safety Monitor; a new initiative that promotes the use of indicators for evidence-based policy and practice. The Expert Meeting was organized by UN-Habitat with the support of the City of Barcelona.