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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

  • H.S.H. Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, delivering his speech
    12/02/2015

    Order of Malta at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

    The Sovereign Order of Malta New Associate State at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean The 9th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, hosted by the Principality of Monaco between 2 and 4 February last, officialised the…

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  • Corpo-Militare-Ordine-di-Malta
    03/02/2015

    The Grandmaster and the Order’s Military Corps

    Fra’ Matthew Festing participates in the 138th anniversary of the Order of Malta’s military corps The Military Corps-Auxiliary of the Italian Army of the Order of Malta’s Italian Association celebrated its 138th anniversary in Rome. On 31 January last, the…

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  • Bujar Nishani and Fra’ Matthew Festing during the press conference in Tirana
    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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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: