H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was unanimously approved by Parliament as the ninth President of Malta, after being active in politics for forty years, and serving in Parliament for sixteen years. Ms Coleiro Preca graduated as Bachelor in Legal and Humanities, and as Notary Public, at the University of Malta.
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca dedicated her life to the wellbeing of the most vulnerable in society, and contributed to bring about effective changes in the social policies of Malta. Her major achievements since taking the Oath of Office as President include the founding of The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, the President’s Trust, EmPOWer and the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Malta. Currently, President Coleiro Preca chairs the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Reform.
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is acclaimed internationally as an eminent speaker covering various areas, including peace and peacebuilding, poverty and social inclusion, the empowerment of women, gender, violence, migration and children’s rights. She is a Patron of Council of ‘Missing Children Europe’; Member of the Council of World Women Leaders; Adviser to Women Political Leaders; Patron and Ambassador of the International Girl2Leader Campaign, launched by the Women Political Leaders Global Forum; Honorary Member of the Societa' Italiana di Storia della Medicina and Honorary Member of Eurochild.
President Coleiro Preca is recognised beyond her country and Europe, and is Patron of Global Africa; Champion for the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa; Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation; and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.