PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL).

The WPL Advisory Board includes outstanding political leaders and influential personalities from civil society, the private sector, intergovernmental organisations and academia who have endorsed the WPL mission statement. They oversee and provide guidance for all WPL initiatives.

WPL, in collaboration with the Office of the President, will be organising two international meetings in Malta over the coming weeks.

The Meeting on Maternal Health and Refugee Women will be held on the 20th and the 21st of March 2017. The event will take place at Verdala Palace. Within the framework of Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and in collaboration with MSD for Mothers, this meeting will convene female parliamentarians and other stakeholders to discuss maternal health in Europe.

WPL will also host a high-level meeting on defence and security. This event is being organised in partnership with the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on the 25th of April 2017 at Verdala Palace.

The EU has guaranteed sustainable peace within its borders for more than six decades. Yet, instability and security threats at Europe’s borders increasingly challenge EU leaders, and raise concerns amongst EU citizens. This high-level event will bring together distinguished female politicians involved in defence policy to discuss the future of European defence and security policy, and the role of inclusive policies in fostering peace.

Source: Government of Malta