Daniel del Valle Blanco

Mr. Daniel del Valle Blanco currently serves as Political and Youth Advisor to the Ambassador at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations, New York. He is based in Madrid, Spain, and spends time also in New York. His professional interests include diplomacy, international relations, law, human rights, and economics. In addition, Mr. del Valle currently serves as the official High Representative for Youth of the International Human Rights Foundation.

Prior to his appointment to the Order of Malta Mission, he was Youth Advisor at the Slovak Republic Mission to the UN in New York. In that capacity he has focused primarily on youth policies, Latin America, and Africa. Daniel has worked passionately to support the implementation of the UN Youth 2030 Strategy, and the work of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. His other commitments include serving as SecretaryGeneral of the International University Circle of Spain (CIU), as Ambassador of the “We Are

All Migrants” Campaign of the Organization of American States (OAS) for Spain, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), as well as serving as Coordinator of the “Medicine for Venezuela” Initiative in Spain. He has led the Spanish arm of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Campaign “Faith for Earth” (as a senior member of the Youth Council) and has worked closely with the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on their “For Safe Worship” Campaign.

Daniel has taken courses in Economics at the University of Münster in Germany, has followed a program in International Law and Climate Change, by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He is currently completing a Law degree, with a concentration in international law, at the El Escorial – María Cristina Royal University Centre associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.