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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 Hospitaller; 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, Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

  • 21/01/2015

    The Grand Master’s meetings in Albania

    Received by Head of State Bujar Nishani, Fra’ Matthew Festing met the country’s leading authorities. It was 1994 when the Sovereign Order of Malta and Albania established bilateral diplomatic relations. The next year Malteser Albania, the Order’s volunteer corps, started…

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  • Malteser Germany also set up evacuation shelters in affected cities.
    05/07/2014

    Floods in Germany and neighboring countries

    Malteser International coordinates recovery efforts. Many days of uninterrupted heavy rains in late May led to intense flooding and destruction in several German regions – especially in the south, east and north.

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  • New Order of Malta medical centre in Poznań
    03/07/2013

    New Order of Malta Medical Centre opens in Poznań

    Rome, 03/07/2013. A brand new four storey clinic built by the Polish Association of the Order of Malta and totally financed through donations and appeals was consecrated on 24 June by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Poznań, H.E.Stanisław Gądecki. The clinic…

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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: