Order of St John of Jerusalem of
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On 15 November 2017, the German Foreign Minister, H.E. Sigmar Gabriel, was received in Rome, at the Magistral Villa, by the Grand Chancellor of the Order, H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager and, at the end of the talks, the establishment of diplomatic relations was officially announced between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Federal Republic of Germany.
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 – celebrated June 1st – the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Embassy of the Czech Republic organized a conference in the Magistral Villa, Rome, for raising awareness on the drama of children who are victims of armed conflicts.
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” in cooperation with UNICEF, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Holy See Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
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.