Where in the world are you currently operating?
The Diplomatic Council currently operates in Europe, Asia and the Arab countries and the USA with a view to expanding into other territories.
Who can join in each country, career diplomats or government appointees?
Both have the possibility to join the Council, but it is not a prerequisite to be a diplomat. What is merely necessary is to demonstrate many years of experience and dedication to causes that identify with, or are aligned with, various UN agencies or programmes.
As director in Spain, what are the objectives that you develop in Spain?
For operations originating in Spain, I have founded an underlying organisation to the Diplomatic Council, called the Diplomatic Coalition. This organisation allows us to have more direct control over the projects and initiatives we develop, while maintaining the working mechanism of the Diplomatic Council.
In the Diplomatic Coalition, we focus on engaging the diplomatic world, acting as an external layer of embassies, and the Third Sector, to provide humanitarian aid in different countries. In addition to this, we have developed 'Diplomatic Tourism Promotion' and 'Diplomatic Business Promotion' to help different countries to improve the country brand of their respective countries of origin, in Spain and Europe.
From a country like Spain, what is your relationship with the president and board of the Diplomatic Council?
We are part of the same team and we have an extremely close and direct communication, as we work towards the same goals.