Poland in the UN
From the beginning Poland has been involved in the activities leading to the establishment of system of global security. Despite the limitations connected with being under Soviet influence, during decades Poland sought actively work in the areas of international law, decolonization, disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as in observation and peacekeeping missions. After gaining back its sovereignty in 1989, Poland joined the discussion on the reform of the United Nations system. On January 2018 Poland began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. It’s priorities are: conflict prevention, international law and new threats.
Lessons for the future
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 recognised access to free education as the fundamental right of all children. 70 years on, the shortage of qualified and dedicated teachers remains a challenge, robbing young people of their chance for a better tomorrow. There is a lack of pedagogues in areas where they can be of most help: in environments marked by marginalisation and exclusion. Appreciating the efforts of teachers whose work is changing the world, Polish Aid implements projects to help them. This is also where one needs to relieve them.
Poles and Czechs celebrate together
"History teaches us that without a free Poland there will be no free Czechoslovakia and without a free Czechoslovakia there is no free Poland,” these are words written in a letter sent by the "Founding Father" of Czechoslovakia Tomasz G. Masaryk to Ignacy Paderewski. They are also the motto of a project commemorating joint Polish-Czech anniversaries which takes place from 6 to 15 September on the initiative of the Polish Institute in Prague.
There is no Europe without the Carpathians. Polish policy in the region
At the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, parliamentarians, ministers, experts and local government representatives discussed security policy, infrastructure and development strategy in Central Europe during the latest edition of the Europe of the Carpathians Conference.
Polish School of Aid-Giving
Although the right to education – regardless of one’s gender, religion, origin, physical and intellectual predisposition – is guaranteed by international covenants, millions of children around the world still do not have access to education. Without education, they have less chance of personal development, escaping poverty and have diminished prospects of a better future. Polish Aid implements educational projects in countries that are not able to independently provide adequate access to schools for their youngest citizens.
Fair Play. Polish Aid Through Sport
George Weah – Africa’s only Ballon d'Or winner and currently the president of Liberia – began his career in the slums of Monrovia, where as a young boy he played football for the Invincible Eleven. His story shows how sport can change the lives of people from marginalised backgrounds. Poland develops sports projects to improve their quality of life as part of its development assistance in many countries around the world. The goal is to support individuals, as well as entire communities.
Polish Afghanistan veterans in cycling challenge across US
Three Polish soldiers who have served in Afghanistan are pedalling across the United States in a cycling challenge during which they are paying homage to their fallen comrades.
The epoch of empires is coming
Interview with Professor David Engels, Belgian historian of antiquity, lecturer at the Free University of Brussels, author of book on the historical similarities between the late Roman republic and the current European Union.
Polish Aid for Syria
Since the beginning of the war in Syria, Poland has been delivering humanitarian assistance to those in need. The conflict lasting for more than seven years already, has uprooted millions of adults and children from their homes and has disrupted their future. The UN estimates that over 13 million people are in need of live-saving assistance in Syria alone. And there are more than 5 million refugees who have fled to the neighbouring countries.
Minister Jacek Czaputowicz visits Republic of Albania
“I am glad that relations between our countries are getting ever closer, and I am especially happy that they develop simultaneously at many levels,” Poland’s top diplomat said on Monday after a meeting with Albania’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati.
Eighth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash
In the early morning hours of 10 April 2010, a special Tu-154M plane crashed near Smolensk, with Polish President Lech Kaczyński and First Lady Maria Kaczyńska on board, killing all 96 passengers – top state officials, military commanders, and the plane crew.
Chief of Polish diplomacy visits Paris
“We are aware of the fact that partner dialogue between Poland and France is key to working out solutions that could lead to a stronger European Union. That is why we are interested in regular bilateral meetings, including as part of permanent cooperation mechanisms, such as intergovernmental consultations and strategic dialogue on security,” Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said a meeting with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian.