President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici

Former President of Malta


In 1955 Dr. Ugo Bonnici obtained a Ph.D. in Law. He went on to practice in his home town of Cospicua until he was appointed Minister in May 1987.

In 1972 he was appointed Opposition Spokesman on Education and was a member of the Shadow Cabinet up to the May 1987 elections. In 1977 he was elected President of the Nationalist Party's General Council and of the Administrative Council, two party posts he held until 1987.

In May 1987, Dr. Ugo Mifsud Bonnici was given the portfolio of the Minister of Education with responsibility for the Environment, Broadcasting, Libraries, Museums, Culture, Youth and Sport whilst in 1990 he became Minister of Education and the Interior. Following the 1992 elections Mifsud Bonnici was appointed Minister of Education and Human Resources.

Dr Mifsud Bonnici is a prolific writer. His articles have appeared in various newspapers and books. He also spent some years as editor of a literary magazine Malta Letterarja. During the late 1960′s - late 1970s he frequently contributed editorials to the Nationalist Party papers. His articles were mostly an analytical study of the prevailing political situation and contributed not only to the upward surge of the paper's readership, but also to the education of the general public about the beliefs of the Nationalist party.

"Cultural Dialogue for Global Social Cohesion"

A Lecture by President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici (President of Malta, 1994-1999)
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community"
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)