Mercy Ships, the international charity that operates the largest non-governmental hospital ships in the world has been recognized as the winner of the Universal Cross Award 2022 in recognition for their humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects and community health education.
The organization which is based on Christian values also works on humanitarian mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients in developing nations as well as developed nations around the world, with a focus on the countries of Africa.
Mercy Ships was founded by Don Stephens, who after the birth of his disabled son, John Paul, was inspired to move forward with his vision of a floating hospital.
The Universal Cross, is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded annually by The Kingdom of Mount Vema to people and organizations worldwide for services to the Environment, Promotion of Peace, Universal Welfare and Life Achievement, and this latest recognition for extraordinary deeds has received more than 80% of the average recommendations about 12% more than previous years, and the highest percentage since its creation.
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International Treaties – Ratified by the Kingdom of Mount Vema
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963