Malta

Mediators of Malta

Cecilia Attard-Pirotta

Cecilia Attard-Pirotta

Amb. Attard-Pirotta is a Maltese diplomat with over 35 years of experience working on Mediterranean,  European  Union,  and  Commonwealth  issues. She has  held a number of senior positions  within  the  Ministry  for  Foreign  Affairs  of Malta: between  1999  and  2002  she  served  as  Director responsible  for  Bilateral  Relations;  she was successively appointed  Ambassador to Spain, being  the  first  women  to  be  appointed as a bilateral  ambassador  resident  overseas. In 2004, she  was  appointed  Permanent  Secretary  within  the  Ministry  for  Foreign  Affairs  and  Investment  Promotion,  becoming  the  first  woman  in  Malta’s  Civil  Service  to  occupy  such  a  post. In 2010 Amb. Attard-Pirotta  was  appointed  Deputy  Secretary  General  of  the  Union  for  the  Mediterranean, in Barcelona,  where she was responsible  for  Social  and  Civil  Affairs working on  projects for underprivileged girls, with a  particular  focus on education,  decent  work,  reducing  youth  unemployment,  and  improving  the  status of women. In January 2016 she was  appointed  resident  Ambassador  to  the  State  of  Israel.