Miguel García-Herraiz

Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean

CV summary

Miguel García-Herraiz is the Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean in charge of Water and Environment since July 2016.

García-Herraiz is a Spanish career diplomat who has served the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the past twenty years, holding positions as Deputy Director General for International Affairs of Terrorism and Disarmament, and, lately, as Counsellor in charge of the
relations between the European Union and Southern Mediterranean countries in the Permanent Mission of Spain to the European Union. He has also been First Secretary and Head of Consular section, in charge of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Nicaragua at the Embassy of Spain in Managua; Head of section for International Affairs of Terrorism; and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Spain in Bucharest.

Mr. García-Herraiz has a wide experience in negotiations and has been involved in the drafting of all recent UfM Ministerial declarations as well the revision of the European Neighbourhood Policy prior to his appointment as Deputy Secretary General of the UfM.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government