World Business (Only Non-African Businesses) Category: GOVERNMENT DEP & IOI
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is the main management body of the Spanish Cooperation, oriented to the fight against poverty and sustainable human development. According to its Statute, the Agency was created to promote the full exercise of development, conceived as a fundamental human right, the fight against poverty being part of the process of building this right. To do this, it follows the guidelines of the V Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation, with attention to the cross-cutting elements of Spanish Cooperation: the approach based on human rights and fundamental freedoms, the gender perspective, environmental quality and respect for cultural diversity, in line with the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015 and which will govern global development plans for the next 15 years. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are proposed that include ending world poverty, eradicating hunger and achieving food security, guaranteeing a healthy life and quality education, achieving gender equality, ensuring access to water and energy, promoting sustained economic growth, taking urgent action against climate change, promoting peace and facilitating access to justice.