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Global leaders in smart city standards

Thanks to the efforts of the Spanish Association for Standardisation, Spain has become a global leader in the development of standards for smart cities.

Spain, one of the best countries for expats

According to the HSBC Expat Explorer report 2017, Spain ranks second for physical health and overall quality of life for foreign nationals.

Spain, new member of the United Nations Human Rights Council

On 16 October, the United Nations General Assembly approved Spain’s membership for the Human Rights Council 2018-2020.

 ‘Marcas españolas por el mundo’ finds its winners in China, Iran and Australia

Almost 350 people joined the campaign launched by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum, publicising Spanish brands and reaching out to international audiences.

Australian innovation, with a Spanish accent

Between 1000 and 1500 Spanish scientists are working in Australia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Celebrities wear Marca España

Cada vez más celebridades se pasan a la moda española ya sea durante sus vacaciones, las ocasiones más formales e importantes o en sus situaciones cotidianas. Un improvisado escaparate que deja constancia del buen momento internacional que vive el sector.

Spain leads European mission to fight migrant trafficking in the Mediterranean

The Spanish vessel Cantabria is in charge of the naval units and air assets of Operation SOPHIA, fighting migrant smugglers or traffickers in the Mediterranean.

Five Spanish experts on climate change to write reports for UN-sponsored body

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has invited five Spanish scientists to join the teams writing the special reports on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

Spanish researcher awarded USA’s most distinguished prize in medicine

Francis Mojica is one of the five recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize 2017 for his research on the CRISPR gene editing technique and the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to genome engineering.

Spain, a global leader in responsible fishing

Seven Spanish companies belonging to the Organisation of Producers of Frozen Tuna have been granted the Tuna for Responsible Fisheries seal by AENOR.

A Spanish doctor revolutionises thoracic surgery

The Spanish surgeon Diego González Rivas has developed a revolutionary technique to remove lung tumours with a single surgical incision. It is being studied in universities and implemented in hospitals and clinics around the world.

A Spaniard in the top echelon of the Scout Movement

Juan Reig, from Spain, has become a member of the World Scout Committee. With more than 40 million participants worldwide, the World Organisation of the Scout Movement is an NGO with general consultative status to the UN Programmes for Youth.

Ana María Menéndez: a Spaniard at the top echelon of the United Nations

Ms Menéndez has been appointed as the next Senior Adviser on Policy, with the same rank as an assistant secretary-general. She will succeed Kang Kyung-wha, who has become Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea.

José Ángel Ávila, winner of European Inventor Award 2017

The Spanish engineer got the European Patent Office award for his development of signalling technology for Galileo, Europe’s global navigation satellite system.

Pioneers in space farming

A research team from the Spanish National Research Council, in collaboration with NASA and the European Space Agency, is running experiments in a fundamental area to colonise other worlds: farming without gravity.

Spain’s national health service, among the world’s top ten

A survey by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington reported in ‘The Lancet’ places Spain among the top ten countries in medical assistance and access to healthcare.