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Spain has shown in recent decades a strong support for multilateral cooperation by channeling a large part of its Official Development Assistance (ODA) through Multilateral Development Agencies, in particular to agencies of the United Nations system. The Global Fund to Fight Tuberculosis, Malaria and AIDS and the Spanish Fund for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGF) have been significant in this regard. These have been the means of financing:

Spain-UNDP Fund for the Achievement of the Millennium Goals (MDGF)

From 2005, Spain provided this fund with 619 million euros globally. In the Philippines, as a Focus Country, four programs were implemented, coordinated among various United Nations system agencies, for a total of 18 million euros. The sectors of action were: water and sanitation, food security and nutrition, youth and employment and climate change. It was implemented until 2013.

Fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGF).

The SDGF was constituted in 2013 as an extension of the MDGF. Under the SDGF, the following project, led by UNDP and the Philippines Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG), was approved for the Philippines in 2014:

  • Pro-Water. Promotion of water and sanitation: access, integrity, empowerment and resilience.

Multi-bilateral projects

The AECID finances projects bilaterally for the Philippines to be implemented through international agencies. The projects have addressed a number of priority areas, including the support to the peace process in Mindanao, the strengthening of indigenous peoples in the Philippines, reproductive health, livelihoods and others. The projects implemented in recent years have been the following:

  • ONU HABITAT. Achieving Sustainable Urban Development.
  • UN WOMEN. Global Program Safe Cities. A second phase of this program was implemented in 2017.

Multilateral humanitarian aid projects

AECID has funded emergency relief interventions to FAO, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, OCHA and IOM. In particular, projects to support conflict-affected populations in Mindanao have been funded.

In the photo, the Ambassador of Spain, Luis Calvo Castaño, symbolically signed in June 2017 his commitment to the UN WOMEN Safe Cities program at the launch of the second phase, dedicated to the expansion of the program from its original area, Quezon City, to the rest of cities and municipalities of Metro Manila.