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Ms. Cecilia Attard-Pirotta, Deputy Secretary General responsible for Social and Civil Affairs, speaks about the challenges faced by the Secretariat after its official launching in March 2010.

Malta – Ms. Attard-Pirott gave a public lecture at the University of Malta on the Union for the Mediterranean. Whilst giving a brief history on the processes which eventually led to the launching of the Union for the Mediterranean in 2008, the speaker made emphasis on the new management institutional structures within the Union for the Mediterranean, all aimed at ensuring better ownership by all, as w...

Paris - Deputy Secretary General Rafiq Husseini responsible for Environment and Water Division travelled to Paris to meet with relevant people in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing and other public figures involved in the Union for the Mediterranean.

Husseini met with Ambassador Serge Telle, who is also the representative of France in the UfM Co-Presidency as well as the Mission for the UfM based in the Elysee and, involved in identifying and promoting relevant projects for the UfM. Following brief presentations,...

Ms. Cecilia Attard-Pirotta has been one of the speakers during the Symposium organized by the Department of international Relations, University of Malta.

Deputy Secretary General responsible for Social and Civil Affairs Ms. Cecilia Attard-Pirotta has been one of the speakers during the Symposium organized by the Department of international Relations, University of Malta and the European Commission Representation in Malta, dealing with the above subject.  Other speakers included representatives from the main political parties in Malta, the EU Commission Representative in Malta, academics, an...

The one-day meeting of the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME) was held on 13 December 2010 at the World Trade Center in Marseille on the problems and solutions for Mediterranean dams.

Many important people were present; among them were Mohammad Ennbali, former Tunisian Minister and President of IME, Mohammad Benblida, ex-Minister from Algeria, Hachmi Kennou, Exceutive Director, Michel De Vivo, Secretary General of International Commission on Large Dams and other representatives of government, NGO and private sector companies.

Deputy Secretary General Rafiq Husseini addressed the Wor...

Ramallah - During the five-day Arab Water week in Jordan and his visit to Palestine, Deputy Secretary General for water and environment, Rafiq Husseini discussed the role of the UfMS and its projects perspectives in the near future.

The first five-day Arab Water week meeting was held in Amman on 5-9 December 2010 at the Meridien Hotel to discuss Arab Water issues and solutions. Many high profile guests were present including Princess Sumaya Bit Al-Hassan, the President of the Royal Scientific Society, the Jordanian Minister for Water Mr. Mohammad El-Najjar, the Kuwait Minister of Water and...