Following the outbreak of WW II, in 1941 lawyer Rafał Lemkin managed to emigrate to the United States, but lost 49 of his relatives in the Holocaust. He became pivotal in helping set up the United Nation’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Leaders of some 50 countries, who will come to Poland to attend a UN climate summit in December, will take part in celebrations marking Poland's independence centenary, PAP was told on Wednesday by the Polish president's top aide, Krzysztof Szczerski.
Poland and Israel sign space project agreement.
During his recent visits to New York, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz made several statements on Poland's priorities during the country's one-month presidency of the UN Security Council that started on May 1.
Poland's presidency of the UN Security Council will take place during a very intensive period of international relations, top aide to the Polish president Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP on Monday, stressing that "this May may be historical."
The British mission to the UN announced on Sunday that the UK, France, the US, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Peru and Cote d'Ivoire had called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Poland wants to continue its activity on the global forum as it is an important dimension of the country's foreign policy along with its involvement in the EU, NATO and regional policy, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told PAP in New York City on Friday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda took part in a debate at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, saying any aggression should be treated as a breach of international norms, as he officially launched Poland's membership of the body for 2018-2019.
Poland's non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council is a ticket to global politics, according to Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who stressed that during its two-year term, Warsaw wanted to focus on strengthening international law.