Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission


… 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.

read more

Latest Press Releases

  • 16/09/2015

    Increasing efforts to assist refugees in Europe

    “In these dramatic times in which wars and terrorism are spreading throughout the Middle East and Africa, millions of people are forced to flee and seek refuge in Europe,” said the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Boeselager. “Inspired…

    read more
  • 01/09/2015

    Rescuing migrants in the Strait of Sicily

    80,000 hours worked during the first seven months of 2015 In the Sicilian Channel the rescues and tragedies are never-ending. Last week, the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps gave first aid to 250 migrants rescued during two separate operations…

    read more
  • 06/08/2015

    Order launches programme for refugee in Hungary

    Asylum seekers in Hungary reach record high: Order of Malta launches programme to meet the refugee needs across the country Over 32,000 people fleeing conflict, violence and poverty have requested asylum in Hungary in the first quarter of this year,…

    read more

more press releases

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: