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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.

Latest Press Releases

  • 24/08/2016

    Emergency Response after Earthquakes in Italy

    Emergency teams of the Order of Malta in rescue and assistance for victims of the earthquake in central Italy. Grand Master sends message of condolence to Italian President Mattarella. Teams of doctors, nurses and rescue workers of the Italian Relief…

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  • 04/08/2016

    Children’s Hospital in Aleppo Moved to Cellar

    Staff remain to help sick and wounded in besieged city The Malteser International supported children’s hospital in Aleppo, Syria, has moved its operations into the cellar in order to give staff and patients as much safety as possible. The decision…

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  • 28/07/2016

    Maternity unit for Burundian refugees in Tanzania

    Since unrest began in Burundi in mid-2015, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled to safety in neighboring countries. More than 140,000 of these have taken refuge in Tanzania alone. The situation remains tense, and an end to the movement…

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

Staatsbesuch von Frá Matthew Festing, Fürst und Großmeister des Souveränen Malteser Ritter-Ordens. Foto: Malteser/Christian Lendl

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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