"Poland protects peace through law". President Duda marks 75 years of the United Nations
We believe that what gives hope to the world is cooperation and the community of free nations and equal states, and not a confrontation, imperialism and the concert of powers - the President of Poland Andrzej Duda said in a debate on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
"Just like 75 years ago Poland was fighting for a world without domination of certain states over other, so it has pursued the very same goal over the last 75 years, through its active participation in the works of the United Nations Organization" - president Duda said in a video he recorded to mark the 75th anniversary of the inception of the United Nations.
The president also stressed efforts made by Rafał Lemkin "aimed at sensitizing the international community to the inconceivable cruelty of the crime of genocide". "Lemkin first coined the very term and then co-authored the draft UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, dated 1948" - Duda reminded.
"Another significant attainment of Poland in the field of international law was the adoption by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989" - Duda said.
President Duda also underscored that "Poland was elected six times as a non-permanent member state of the UN Security Council and sat on it for a total of 11 years, last time in the period 2018-2019".
Poland's leader also reassured that Poland was continuing its mission "by promoting the values we consider fundamentally important in the Human Rights Council, which we will be members of through 2022".
"In all our activities in the UN forum, we are led by the rule that only international relations based on the principles and norms of international law may bring peace to the world whereas law should not only be respected but continuously perfected" - Andrzej Duda stressed.
President Duda also mentioned Poland's contribution to fight against climate change. "In recent years Poland has hosted UN climate conferences three times" - he said.
"Poland continues the mission of protecting peace through law. We act in this way because we firmly believe in the feasibility of the peaceful coexistence of states" - said Poland's head of state. "We believe that what gives hope to the world is cooperation and the community of free nations and equal states, and not a confrontation, imperialism and the concert of powers" - he added.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP, un.org
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