The Chamber of Commerce is located in Valletta. There are several professional and trade organizations representing a variety of occupations. The largest independent private business organization is the General Retailers and Traders' Union Malta's. The Malta Federation of Industry also has some influence. The Medical Association of Malta represents the interests of doctors and patients.
The Malta Cultural Institute promotes primarily the arts of music and dance. Sports associations include organizations for football and badminton. National youth organizations include the Malta Youth Labor Brigade, Nationalist Party Youth Movement, Scout Association of Malta, Student Democrats of Malta, University Student Council of Malta, University Students' Catholic Movement, and the Young Christians.
Multinational organizations based in Malta include the International Ocean Institute and Greenpeace Mediterranean. The Red Cross is active in the country.