U.S. Embassy Malta and Malta Financial Services Authority Co-host the Second Financial Integrity Forum

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to host the second iteration of the Financial Integrity Forum. The Forum brought together major financial institutions, private sector leaders, and key government financial regulators to discuss public-private information sharing. Sharing financial intelligence enables financial institutions, supervisory authorities, and law enforcement agencies to make …

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MaltMUN Discusses Ego Vs. Leadership: Restoring the Balance

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, the Malta Model United Nations Society organized its fifth annual conference September 13-15, 2019.  The theme was “Ego Vs. Leadership:  Restoring the Balance,” focusing on how leadership styles influence foreign policy. Over fifty Maltese and international youths simulated debates in the United Nations Committees and drew up resolutions on …

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Microsoft Malta-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Award

The U.S. Embassy and Microsoft Malta are proud to announce the launch of the Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award #NextGenMalta. The Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award will identify and support Malta’s next generation of entrepreneurs as they turn a vision into a marketable, practical solution to real world challenges. The young innovators will …

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Celebrating 243 years of American Independence

On Tuesday, July 2, Chargé d’Affaires Mark A. Schapiro and Ms. Sara Dolfi Agostini welcomed Maltese officials, diplomatic colleagues, and friends of the U.S. Embassy at a reception to mark the 243rd   anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America and the 230th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Department of State. …

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‘A Better Future’ For Victims of Sexual or Gender Based Violence

On April 15, the U.S. Embassy and Migrant Women Association Malta (MWAM) presented the results of MWAM’s ‘A Better Future’ project serving migrant survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV).  The U.S. Department of State awarded $25,000 to MWAM for the project through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. MWAM’s 18-month project created and implemented a …

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American Astronaut Inspires Maltese Students

The U.S. Embassy, together with the Ministry of Education’s Directorate for Quality & Standards in Education, Microsoft Malta, Integrated Marketing Services Ltd., and the Astronomical Society of Malta (ASM) hosted Space Week April 2-4, 2019. The goal of Space Week was to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers among students, particularly …

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U.S. Embassy honors “Ambassador’s Nominee for Women of Courage” Award

During a reception to celebrate International Women’s Day, Mark A. Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, paid tribute to Dr. Lara Dimitrijevic as the U.S. Embassy’s Nominee for the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.  The U.S. Embassy selected Dr. Dimitrijevic as the recipient of this award because of her exceptional and courageous …

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Malta-U.S. Alumni Association Celebrates Exchange Programs

On March 26, Mr. Mark Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America, welcomed Maltese individuals who have participated in U.S. Government exchange programs throughout the past fifty years.  Among the alumni are government and political leaders, members of the judiciary, members of Parliament, members of the media, educators, scientists, medical …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity for Maltese NGOs

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 U.S. Department of State Julia Taft Refugee Fund opportunity. The U.S. Embassy invites local NGOs to submit proposals that feature sustainable, quick-impact projects that meet gaps in assistance for refugees or returnee communities in Malta, including but not limited to projects aimed at providing tools to …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity for NGOs

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 U.S. Department of State Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The U.S. Embassy invites NGOs to submit proposals that feature sustainable projects to assist refugees or refugee returnees and benefit both the populations of concern and the host community. NGOs may request a maximum of $25,000 for programs …

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Why IT Matters

Thirty girls, aged ten to twelve, from three state schools in Malta recently participated in an interactive workshop, “Why IT Matters,” hosted at the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Directorate for Quality & Standards in Education and “MissInTech.” MissInTech is an organization made up of young female IT professionals who are on a mission …

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An Ocean Free of Plastic kicked off the 2017 Our Ocean Conference

U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and European Commission Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Joao Aguiar Machado hosted a reception at the Malta National Aquarium to kick-off the 2017 Our Ocean Conference. Ambassador Hill and Director General Machado introduced guests to two exhibitions currently on display at the Aquarium. The interactive exhibition, “An Ocean Free …

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Celebrating 241 years of U.S. Independence

On Thursday, July 6, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill welcomed Maltese officials, diplomatic colleagues and friends at a reception to mark the 241st  anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.  The theme this year was “America’s Backyard Barbecue,” with an emphasis on the casual games that are so popular in the U.S.  …

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American Shelf at the Central Public Library

On Friday, May 12, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill inaugurated an American Shelf at the Central Public Library.  Thanks to the support of the U.S. Embassy, the general public will enjoy a number of graphic novels by well-known American authors.  Among the titles are March by civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, Zita The …

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Coastal Cleanup in Mistra

To celebrate Earth Day, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy, Malta National Aquarium, Maltaqua Dive School, Sharklab Malta, Birdlife Malta, Zibel Malta and the Mellieha Local Council, together with many Maltese and international volunteers, cleaned up trash on the beach and surrounding areas at the Natura 2000 site in Mistra on Thursday, May 11. Commenting on …

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Memoirs from Pearl Harbor

The U.S. Embassy invites you to an exhibition of photographs, “Memoirs from Pearl Harbor,” by renowned photographer Charles Mifsud.  The exhibition chronicles the tragic events of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the memories of the few remaining survivors and the resilience of the Hawaiian people today. Mr. Mifsud traveled to Hawaii in December 2016 to attend …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship for Youths

The U.S. Embassy invites Maltese youths between the ages of 16 and 18 to apply for the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship.  The Fellowship workshops will be held in the United States in the summer of 2017. The program honors American statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, whose life and career strengthened transatlantic cooperation.  The purpose …

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AFM Officers Successfully Complete International Training

Capt. James Vella and Sgt. Christian Mifsud recently successfully completed training programs organized by the Inter-European Air Forces Academy (IEAFA).  The academy is part of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and Air Forces Africa (AFAfrica).  USAFE-AFAfrica is a premier forward-based air force delivering operational excellence.  The mission is to execute the Air Force, USEUCOM, …

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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates Energy-Savings Project

On October 27, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill inaugurated the U.S. Embassy’s new energy-saving photovoltaic and wind turbine systems.  Minister Jose Herrera, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, and Ms. Donna McIntire-Byrd, Chief of Energy and Sustainable Design at the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, also participated in the …

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Coastal Cleanup in Qawra

To celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy, Malta National Aquarium, Nature Trust (Malta), Maltaqua Dive School, Birdlife Malta, St. Paul’s Bay Local Council and Sharklab, together with many Maltese and international students, cleaned up trash on the beach and surrounding areas near the Malta National Aquarium on Tuesday, October 11. The …

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U.S. Embassy Presents “Ambassador’s Woman of Courage” Award

U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill presented Ms. Amy Camilleri Zahra with the “Ambassador’s Woman of Courage” award during a reception held on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  The U.S. Embassy selected Ms. Camilleri Zahra as the recipient of this award because of her exceptional and courageous work as an advocate for human rights, in particular the …

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Celebrating 240 years of U.S. Independence

On Wednesday, July 6, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill, welcomed Maltese officials, diplomatic colleagues and friends at a reception to mark the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.  The theme this year was “American Flavors,” with an emphasis on the diverse tastes and ingredients from the U.S.A’s food scene.  In …

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Earth Day cleanup collects waste at Armier Bay

To celebrate Earth Day, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy, Nature Trust (Malta), the Mellieha Local Council, Malta National Aquarium, Maltaqua Dive School, Sharklab, Orangeshark H2o Diving Centers and HSBC Bank, together with several international students, cleaned up trash at Armier Bay on Friday, April 22. The volunteers collected a total of 600 kg of trash …

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U.S. Embassy and Teatru Astra present the stage production of the musical Grease

The U.S. Embassy and Teatru Astra proudly announce the stage production of the musical Grease on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016.  Maestro Sigmund Mifsud, musical director, and Mr. Chris Gatt, artistic director, will direct the production and work with a unique blend of talented young artists from Malta and Gozo to bring …

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U.S. Embassy announces Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship for Youths

The U.S. Embassy would like to invite Maltese youths between the ages of 16 and 18 to apply for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship.  The Fellowship workshops will be held in the United States in the summer of 2016. The program honors American statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, whose life and career strengthened transatlantic …

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