Best Practices and Local Leadership programme

The main objective of the "UN-HABITAT Liaison Office in Madrid" is to support local government in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. 

Key activities of the Office are: 
* To promote capacity building for local and regional authorities 
* To identify and assess best practices, public policies and enabling legislation
* To facilitate exchange of technical expertise and best practices.

The office is situated within the Secretariat of State for Housing and Urban Affairs and supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)."


  • Strategies of city-to-city co-operation for economic revitalization. Seville, Spain. April 1 - 3rd 2009. In collaboration with the Seville Local Development Agency and the International Labour Organisation.(download here)
  • Local governments and international development co-operation: a European survey on strategies and policies. (download here)
  • Survey on European local government international co-operation 2006(download here)
  • Survey on European local government international co-operation 2007 (download here)
  • National legal framework for local government international action (January 2007) (download here)
  • Buenas prácticas en cooperación entre gobiernos locales. La experiencia de Utrecht (Países Bajos) y León (Nicaragua). 2007(download here)
  • Urban planning best practices. Creating Harmonious cities. Experiences submitted to the expert group meeting. Rome, November 2007 (download here)
  • Historic Districs for all. Abstracts booklet. UNHABITAT / UNESCO training and sesitization session. Seville, May 2008 (download here)
  • Conclusiones de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Descentralización y fortalecimiento de los entes locales en Iberoamérica. Julio 2008 (download here)

Información sobre el programa en español - Information in Spanish


UN- HABITAT Liaison Office
Paseo de la Castellana 112 - 28071 Madrid-SPAIN
Tel. +34 91 728 49 63 - Fax. +34 91 728 48 62
spain @ onuhabitat.org

The UN-HABITAT Best Practices Office in Spain is supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development - AECI

Información en español
Ministry for Housing, Urban Information System, including legislation
Spanish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Kingdom of Spain and UN-HABITAT
Best Practices Database
Best Practices Exhibition
Spanish Best Practices Winners of the Dubai International Award
BLP Partners
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