Spain has approved a new National Action Plan in July 2017 to renew its commitment to WPS Agenda and update the first plan published in 2007. The plan was approved by the Council of Ministers is the result of inter-ministerial dialogue and dialogue with civil society organisations that have taken part in preparing the document. The plan will remain in force for six years (2017-2023) and provides for the presentation of the corresponding reports to Parliament every two years as a monitoring and evaluation mechanism. Stay Tuned for a more in-depth analysis!
Spain's NAP was developed in 2007 to cover an unspecified period of time. The government and civil society played a role in drafting Spain's NAP, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs leading the process.
Spain does not have a recent history of conflict but does participate in international and regional peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. As such, their NAP is focused on implementing UNSCR 1325 on a regional and international level.
From a recent academic analysis: Spain’s national action plan is relatively short. It is mostly foreign policy based, and addresses collaborations with the European Union, the OSCE and other international bodies. There are six key objectives outlined by the plan and partnerships are identified with internal and external bodies in order to help achieve these objectives. There are no specific leading agents, although involved parties are outlined and civil society participation is acknowledged if not discussed in depth. There is very little specificity in monitoring and evaluation (Miller, Pournik, & Swaine, 2014).