Delegation of the Sovereign Order of Malta attending the Path to Peace Gala 2023

Delegation of the Sovereign Order of Malta attending the Path to Peace Gala 2023

H.E. Ambassador Paul Beresford-Hill, H.E.H. Fra’ John Dunlap and the Members of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the UN attended the 2023 Path to Peace Gala in New York last week in honor of Mr. Filippo Grandi.

The Path to Peace Gala Dinner is an annual event that supports the work of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York and raises funds for urgent humanitarian causes. The gala dinner aims to recognize individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the cause of peace.

This year, the distinguished honor went to Mr. Filippo Grandi, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees based in Geneva. Throughout his career, Mr. Grandi has dedicated himself to providing aid and assistance to countless individuals who have been forced to flee their homes and countries due to conflict and war. He has held significant positions such as Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. His tireless efforts have been instrumental in alleviating the suffering of displaced populations.

In the past, the Path to Peace Gala Dinner has recognized a diverse range of individuals and organizations committed to peace. Previous honorees have included monarchs, presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors, courageous clergy members, and leaders of humanitarian organizations. These individuals and organizations have made significant contributions to fostering peace and creating a better world for all.

The gala dinner served as a platform to celebrate and honor Mr. Filippo Grandi’s exceptional service and dedication to the cause of peace, while raising awareness and support for pressing humanitarian needs around the globe.