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Diplomatic Relations

Bilateral relations

The diplomatic activities of the Order are closely linked to its humanitarian mission: the presence of accredited diplomatic missions in more than 100 countries of the world supports the activities of the Order. In the international political field, the Order of Malta is neutral, impartial and non-political. Because of these characteristics, the Order can act as a mediator whenever a State requests its intervention to settle a dispute.

The Order has steadily increased its diplomatic relations in recent years. Today the Order has Diplomatic Missions in 104 countries – many of which are non-Catholic – and missions to some European countries, as well as to European and international organisations.

The Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with 104 countries:

Europe

Albania

Austria

Belarus

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech   Republic

Holy   See

Hungary

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Macedonia   (Former Yugoslav Republic of)

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia,   Federation of*

San   Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Ukraine

The   Americas

Antigua   and Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas,   The

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa   Rica

Cuba

Dominican   Republic

Ecuador

El   Salvador

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Saint   Lucia

Saint   Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

Cambodia

Georgia

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Lebanon

Philippines

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Africa

Angola

Benin

Burkina   Faso

Cameroon

Cape   Verde

Central   Africa

Chad

Comoros

Congo,   Democratic Republic of the

Congo,   Republic of the

Côte   d’Ivoire

Egypt

Equatorial   Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Liberia

Madagascar

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Sao   Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra   Leone

Somalia

Sudan

Togo

Oceania

Micronesia

Marshall   Islands

Kiribati

*     Relations with these countries are maintained through a diplomatic special     mission.

The   Order of Malta has official relations with:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Canada

The   Order of Malta has relations at Ambassador level with:

  • Palestinian Authority

 

Multilateral relations

The Order of Malta has relations at Ambassador level:

European Commission

The Order of Malta has permanent observer missions to the United Nations and its specialised agencies:

United Nations – New York

United Nations – Geneva

United Nations – Vienna

ESCAP – United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – (Bangkok)

FAO – Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations – (Rome)

IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency – (Vienna)

IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development – (Rome)

UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme – (Nairobi)

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – (Paris)

UNHCHR – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – (Geneva)

UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – (Geneva)

UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization – (Vienna)

WFP – World Food Programme of the United Nations – (Rome)

WHO – World Health Organization – (Geneva)

The Order of Malta has delegations or representations to international organizations:

CTBTO- Preparatory Commission for the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban Treaty Organization – (Vienna)

ICCROM – International Centre for the study of the preservation and restoration of cultural property – (Rome)

ICMM – International Committee of Military Medicine – (Brussels)

ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross – (Geneva)

IDB – Inter-American Development Bank – (Washington D.C.)

IIHL – International Institute of Humanitarian Law – (Sanremo, Geneva)

IFRC -International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – (Geneva)

IOM – International Organization for Migration – (Geneva)

UNIDROIT – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law – (Rome)

UNILAT – Latin Union – (Santo Domingo, Paris)

Council of Europe – (Strasbourg)

 

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