Capital of the province and historical territory of Vizcaya, in the Basque Country, the city of just over 345,000 inhabitants was selected to host the UN body responsible for coordinating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the levels closest to the citizen.
According to the Chancellery, which promoted the candidacy together with the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, the Basque Government and the Bilbao City Council, this decision means the presence of a new UN agency in Spanish territory.
Also, the source said, ‘a boost to the leadership of our country in the world in terms of localization of the SDGs’.
The Local2030 Coalition, is responsible for promoting activity from cities, regional and national governments and the private sector to localize the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.
This decision is ultimately an endorsement of Spain’s multilateral commitment to the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, as well as to the administrative structure of our country, it concluded.