The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is the main management body for Spanish cooperation, which combats poverty and works for sustainable human development. Its Charter states that the agency was created to foster full development, conceived as a fundamental human right, with the fight against poverty as part of the process for building this right. To this end, the Agency follows the guidelines of the 4th Master Plan, in accordance with the international agenda of the Millennium Development Goals and with a focus on three crosscutting axes: gender perspective, environmental quality and respect for cultural diversity.
AECID, as an institution of Spain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, is intended to foster and manage Spain's public policies for international cooperation. Over the years, the Agency has established international alliances and reinforced Spain's relations with other countries, and institutions such as the UN Agencies. This work has contributed to the recognition of a “Spain Brand” for solidarity and cooperation, highlighting Spain as a partner committed to global society