On September 11th, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly closed its 71st Session focused on sustainable development as outgoing President Peter Thomson passed the gavel to his successor Miroslav Lajcak, President of the 72nd Session set to convene at the UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.
On International Children’s Day the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Embassy of the Czech Republic organized a conference in Rome, for raising awareness to the subject of children who are victims of armed conflicts. The Order of Malta used this event to emphasize the pressing need to extend particular care to the children, who remain the first victims of wars and persecutions in armed conflicts around the world.
On June 1st, 2017, International Children’s day, the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Order and to the Holy See will be hosting the international conference entitled “Children victims of armed conflicts”
The Order of Malta is permanently present with medical, social and humanitarian projects in over 120 countries. Here are some of the most recent developments of the Order"s projects worldwide.
In November 2016, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the United Nations, New York, welcomed H.E. the Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager.
The Sovereign Order of Malta is participating in the 71st United Nations General Assembly, which opened on 19 September, in New York. The topic of the general debate of the annual Session is “The Sustainable Development Goals: A universal push to transform our 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 Central Africa and South Asia, hundreds of thousands of people had to flee their homes.
The current violent conflicts have reached an unprecedented level, increasing the number of victims and strongly challenging the international humanitarian community in its mission to save lives and uphold human dignity. Humanitarian relief for the victims of armed conflicts and the protection of the most vulnerable are among the Order of Malta’s traditional tasks and induced the Order to engage in the organization of the Symposium.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, His Excellency Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, hosted an Advent Reception at his Residence with the Holy Family Hospital Foundation. The Advent Reception honored the work of the Order of Malta’s Holy Family Hospital, which is the only neonatal care facility in Palestine.