H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos
Date&Time: 4.02.2019, Monday, 15.40
H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Graduated from Law and Political Sciences at the University Complutense in Madrid and then in Diplomatic Studies at the Spanish Diplomatic School, Mr. Moratinos served at the national level as Deputy Director General for Northern Africa (1987-1991) and Director of the Institute of Cooperation with the Arab World (1991-1993). After his tenure at the Institute, he was appointed Director General of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East, holding the position from 1993 to 1996.
As Spain’s Ambassador in Israel from July to December 1996, Mr. Moratinos succeeded in fostering a strong network with both the Israelis and Palestinians. Building on that success, the European Union appointed him as the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process from December 1996 to June 2003.
Mr. Moratinos has committed his professional and political career to International relationships and Development Cooperation, notably as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain from 2004 to 2010. As a true believer in the value of multilateralism, Mr. Moratinos helped in the creation and launching of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in 2005.
Following the end of his term in office in 2010, Mr. Moratinos engaged in parliamentary activities until November 2011. In January 2012, he joined the team of the Global Dry Land Alliance in Qatar. From 2012 to 2013 he was member of the High-level Advisory panel of the president of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly. Thereafter, Mr. Moratinos continued to work on the subject of sustainable development. H.E. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, assumed his new post on 7th January 2019.
Mr. Moratinos is married to Mrs. Dominque Moratinos and has two daughters and one son.