This September marks the beginning of the General Assembly's 73rd session, where the United Nations will address issues of critical global importance.
Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has been elected the 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
With estimates of over a million refugees now on Colombian soil, Malteser International Americas announced it is providing emergency relief along the Colombian-Venezuelan border in northern La Guajira to prevent the prolongation of this humanitarian crisis. Mobile health teams will provide medical care, distribute hygiene materials and perform vaccinations and food will be given to refugees, especially focussing on undernourished children and pregnant women.
In early January the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto received the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta for the traditional audience of the beginning of the new year at the Magistral Villa in Rome.
On 15 November 2017 the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Federal Republic of Germany was officially announced
The "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration" will be the first intergovernmental agreement prepared under the aegis of the United Nations covering all dimensions of international migration
On September 12, the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York with Miroslav Lajčák as president of the session.
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.