“As young people, we can have a real impact.Together, we make better times. Together, we can make a difference!”


H.E. Mr. Daniel del Valle Blanco is a diplomat from Spain who serves as the Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the International Youth Organization (OIJ) to the United Nations in New York. Prior to this appointment, he served as Attaché for Political and Youth Affairs at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York.  Additionally, Mr. del Valle is the High Representative for Youth of the International Human Rights Foundation (IHRF). He worked as Youth Policy Advisor at the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York, focusing primarily on youth policies, Latin America, and Africa.

Participating in the 76th and 77th United Nations General Assembly, the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, being part of the “Our Ocean Conference” in Panama City, speaking at the Doha Forum, and being a special lecturer at the Ibero-American Congress of Diplomacy and International Relations of the Ibero-American Center for International Studies (CIBEI), are just some of the achievements that Mr. Daniel del Valle Blanco has accumulated.

Daniel has taken courses in Economics at the University of Münster in Germany, followed a program on International Law and Climate Change, by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and holds a Law Degree, with a concentration in International Law, at the Real Centro Universitario El Escorial-María Cristina, affiliated with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Daniel del Valle Blanco has received diplomas of recognition from prestigious institutions such as the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain, the Andean Parliament, the Government of Panama (Order of “Presidente Juan Demóstenes Arosemena”), Government of the Dominican Republic (through its Minister of Youth), Government of San Salvador (City Hall), the Evangelical University of El Salvador, the Sustainable Development Committee of New York, the Bilingual Educational Unit Inmaculada of Guayaquil in Ecuador… He has also received two “Honoris Causa” Doctorates, in “Youth Empowerment and Global Alliances” from the IHERIS University in Togo, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, and in “Diplomacy” from the CUGS University in Mexico. He is also an Honorary Academician of the National Academy of History and Geography of Mexico and a Member of the Academic Council of the Mapfre Observatory of Sustainable Finance.

Daniel will speak on the panel titled, “SDG 17: Where do we go from here?”