Spanish political parties commit to resume funding to Global Fund
In a discussion session organized by the Spanish development NGO Oxfam Intermón, representatives from the largest political parties, including the social-democrat Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), the conservative Popular Party (PP), and the left-wing Podemos, said that Spain should come back as a donor of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund).
In addition to that, according to an article published by the newspaper El País, the PSOE and Podemos called for Spain’s official development assistance (ODA) to increase to 0.5% of its gross national income (GNI) by the end of the next term of office, in 2023. This commitment appears in both parties’ electoral manifestos. While the PP’s manifesto underlines the importance of strengthening Spain’s engagement towards the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, it does not make any reference to increasing ODA.