Deputy Secretary General for Social & Civil Affairs, Union for the Mediterranean

Dr. John Paul Grech is Deputy Secretary-General, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), responsible for
Civil and Social Affairs since September 2021. He has a diplomatic career spanning over thirty years of
service during which he held various positions within the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of
the Republic of Malta, including that of Permanent Secretary. He also served as Ambassador to
Germany, Poland and Belarus as well as Permanent Representative of Malta to the UN in Geneva and
also in Vienna