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… to the digital presence of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations Office at Vienna, to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission (CTBTO).

On this website we will inform you about the Order of Malta’s multilateral activities on the international diplomatic floor and our global humanitarian efforts as well as provide you with some useful information about the Permanent Observer Mission in Vienna.

State visit of H.M.E.H. Frá Matthew Festing at the UN headquarters in Vienna

H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor and Minister of  Foreign Affairs; H.E. Ambassador Günther Granser; H.M.E.H. Frá Matthew Festing, Prince and Grandmaster; H.E. Yuri Fedotov, Director General and Executive Director (UN Vienna - UNODC); H.E. Jean-Pierre Mazery, fm. Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012)

H.M.E.H. Fra’ Matthew Festing with the highest government members arrived at the UN Plaza and were received with honours by the UN Security and Safety Forces. The UNOV Director General and UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov welcomed H.M.E.H. and the delegation of the Order upon arrival at the UN Plaza and accompanied the delegation personally to the UNODC headquarters.

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Latest Press Releases

  • 13/03/2015

    Four years of war in Syria

    “One of the worst humanitarian disasters of our times” Health care nearly collapsed, neighbouring countries close to the limit of their capacity March 15th will mark the fourth year since the beginning of the uprising in Syria, and a political…

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  • 10/03/2015

    Prisoners’ Aid is an Important Service in the USA

    Prisoners’ Aid is an Important Service in the United States With over 25 percent of offenders worldwide, the United States has the world’s largest prison population. There are currently two million people incarcerated in state or federal prisons and four…

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    04/03/2015

    Philippines: Grand Master received by President Aquino

    The handover of the symbolic key for the 700 homes the Order of Malta has built in Basey, Bantayan and Cebu, devastated by typhoon Yolanda, was the most significant moment of the meeting between the President of the Republic of…

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Interventions of the order in the world

The following animated graphic provides you with a current geographical overview of the Order of Malta’s humanitarian interventions and activities: