General Statement on the Agenda of the Third Committee for the 76th Session of the General Assembly

The Sovereign Order of Malta is one of the oldest humanitarian institutions in the western world and, in light of its territorial and military history and traditions, is a subject of international law.


Order of Malta’s mission to the UN in New York announces opening of diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Lesotho

The Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York, Paul Beresford–Hill, exchanged notes with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations, Nkopane Monyane, to open diplomatic relations with the African country.


Centenary of the End of World War I

On Monday, November 12, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta, together with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN, held a concert in commemoration of the Centenary of the End of World War I.


Global Compact for Migration Conference

The global compact for migration is the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. 


Conference: Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking

On November 9th the UN Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta co-sponsored a conference at UN HQ addressing the topic of “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”.


Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Nauru

On 5 October 2018 diplomatic relations were established between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Nauru.


The 73th United Nations General Assembly Session

The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote.


Elections – 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has been elected the 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.


Interventions in Colombia as Refugees Flood across the Border from Venezuela

A political and economic crisis in Venezuela has driven hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in recent months. According to official UN figures, more than 600,000 Venezuelans had fled to Colombia by the end of 2017.