Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, Haut-Représentant des Nations Unies pour l’Alliance des civilisations
Within the framework of the 9th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, which is being held in Fez (UNAOC) from 21 to 24 November, Mr Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé visited the UEMF on the occasion of the youth forum held at the Euromed University of Fez on the sidelines of this event.
Mr Moratinos Cuyaubé has dedicated his professional and political career to international relations and development cooperation, having served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2004-2010), President of the United Nations Security Council, and Chairman-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe and the Council of the European Union.
Mr Moratinos Cuyaubé has also held several positions at the national level, including Deputy Director General for North Africa (1987-1991), Director of the Institute for Cooperation with the Arab World (1991-1993) and Director General for Foreign Policy in Africa and the Middle East (1993-1996). He was also involved in the organisation of the 1992 Madrid Conference for Peace in the Middle East.
He began his diplomatic career as Head of the Coordination Section for Eastern Europe (1977-1980). He was then appointed First Secretary and later Chargé d'Affaires of the Spanish Embassy in the former Yugoslavia (1980-1984), and then Political Counsellor in Morocco (1984-1987). After serving as Spanish Ambassador to Israel in 1996, Mr Moratinos Cuyaubé was appointed by the European Union as Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process (1996-2003), during which time he promoted the peace agreements and acted on behalf of the European Union to promote Arab-Israeli dialogue