Reception in honor of the Order's Youth at the Order of Malta United Nations Mission
On April 22, H.E. Ambassador Oscar de Rojas hosted a reception at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the United Nations in honor of the works of the Order's youth in the New York Area and the Vision 2050 Initiative.
Mrs Lisa Simpson, Director of The Global Fund for Forgotten People and Moderator of the Order of Malta Vision 2050 initiative, H.E. Ambassador Justin Simpson, of the Order of Malta Representative Office to Palestine, and Mr Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director of Malteser International in the Americas gave presentations.
The speakers presented the many humanitarian activities of the Order worldwide in which young people can get involved. The audience included over 60 invited guests, mostly young knights, dames, and volunteers from the USA, but also several from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K., Albania, and Venezuela.
Other guests of honor included H.E. Frá John Dunlap of the Order's Sovereign Council in Rome, and Rory and Camille Kelleher, recent New York City area chairs of the Order.