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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.

Latest Press Releases

  • 24/06/2016

    Pope Francis Received the Grand Master in Audience

    The Grand Master received a medal from the Pontiff who stated, “You do Good.” Pope Francis received in audience, the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing on June 23, 2016 for the feast day of St. John the…

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  • 18/06/2016

    An Overview of the Order’s Activities worldwide

    World Refugee Day: An Overview of the Order’s Action Across the World With 60 million people on the move, we are witnessing the highest number of displaced persons in decades. Spawned by armed conflicts in the Middle East, North and…

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  • 11/06/2016

    Work in progress at Aleppo pediatric hospital

    Clearance work in progress at Aleppo pediatric hospital – Services to resume as soon as possible Work has already begun to clear the damage caused to the Malteser International-supported pediatric hospital in Aleppo by an explosion adjacent to the building…

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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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