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Poland supports Syrian refugees and the local population in Jordan

22.11.2016

Humanitarian aid has been provided to Jordan since April 2016 in cooperation with Caritas Poland and the Free-Syria Foundation. It included delivery of food and baby-care items as well as psychological assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.

Street children in Senegal: help in returning to a normal life

21.11.2016

In the Tremplin centre in Dakar, vocational training was held for more than 100 boys, who had been living on the streets for years.

Belarus ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

18.10.2016

Ratification of the convention opens up new prospects for cooperation in the field of disabled pople's rights.

2016 training for officials from the EaP countries about to begin

03.10.2016

This year, four training modules will be attended by over 60 officials.

Saving lives knows no boundaries - Poland supports emergency medical service in Ukraine

15.09.2016

Polish-Ukrainian emergency medical rescuer exercise took place on 2-4 September 2016 in Berehove in Ukraine.

Building a new home: Polish aid for IDPs in Ukraine

09.09.2016

Apart from providing immediate humanitarian relief, Poland helps Ukrainian IDPs to reintegrate with society, and stand on their own feet in their receiving communities.

Share humanity on World Humanitarian Day

19.08.2016

In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - “World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering."

MFA head to provide aid for refugees in Jordan

25.07.2016

Granting aid for refugees from Syria and Iraq and showing solidarity with Jordan’s citizens and authorities who receive them are the main objectives of foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski’s visit to this country on Monday.

Call for proposals in the Regional Development and Protection Programme in Ethiopia

01.07.2016

EuropeAid has launched a call for proposals in the Regional Development and Protection Programme in Ethiopia.

European Development Days 2016

23.06.2016

On 15th and 16th June 2016 the jubilee, 10th edition of European Development Days (EDD) was held.

Prime Minister Beata Szydło represented Poland at the World Humanitarian Summit

30.05.2016

On Monday, 23 May, Prime Minister Beata Szydło participated in the first-ever UN World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (Turkey).

Minister Joanna Wronecka meets DAC OECD delegation

29.04.2016

Undersecretary of State Joanna Wronecka met on April 29th the OECD's Development Assistance Committee delegation, which visited Poland to carry out the first Peer Review of Polish development cooperation system.

Communication concerning the appointment of the Development Cooperation Policy Council - II term for the years 2016-2020

18.04.2016

Pursuant to the Development Cooperation Act of 16 September 2011 (Journal of Laws 2011, No. 234, item 1386) the Development Cooperation Policy Council functioning alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs was appointed for its II term in the years 2016-2020.

Development projects of the government administration in 2016

15.04.2016

Projects of government administration and its subordinate bodies recommended for implementation within the framework of the "Development cooperation plan for 2016"

Deputy minister Joanna Wronecka at a Visegrad Group meeting in Prague

06.04.2016

On 6 April 2016 Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joanna Wronecka visited Prague, where she participated in a meeting of deputy foreign ministers of the V4 countries.

Poland supports EU Trust Fund for Africa

22.02.2016

Poland has declared to make a contribution in an amount of 1.1 million euros to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.

Debate on the future of the development cooperation

21.01.2016

Future shape of development cooperation was discussed during the conference held on 21 January at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

Public Opinion Poll 2015 - Summary

29.12.2015

Results of the public opinion poll on Polish development cooperation conducted by the TNS Polska between 27 November - 2 December 2015 on a representative sample of 1,014 residents of Poland aged 15 and higher.

Polish aid for refugees in the Middle East

29.12.2015

Confirmation of the very good relations between Poland and Jordan, support for the Jordanian authorities in the face of the Syrian crisis and inauguration of two projects financed under Polish development aid were the main goals of the Polish delegation’s visit to the Kingdom of Jordan.

A summary of the European Year for Development

18.12.2015

We present the summary of the European Year for Development 2015.

Publication "Polish Aid Volunteering Programme"

17.12.2015

You could become a Polish Aid Volunteer too. This publication will show you how - in just eight simple steps. Enjoy reading!

Polish-Moldovan consultations in Warsaw

16.12.2015

Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik welcomed a Moldovan delegation to mark the completion of the project titled “Support to public administration in Moldova in preparing a National Strategy of Moldova’s Regional Development for 2016-2020".

Publication "Polish Humanitarian Aid"

15.12.2015

Find out what is the primary purpose of humanitarian aid, who provides the support and what forms it may take. Enioy reading!

Global education at Polish aid

11.12.2015

The publication presents some of the projects undertaken on the initiative of the MFA within the framework of global education. Enjoy reading!

Closing ceremony for the European Year for Development

09.12.2015

The European Year for Development (EYD) is drawing to an end. On 9 December 2015 its closing ceremony was held in Luxembourg.

Twenty-five years of Centre for East European Studies

05.12.2015

On 5th December 2015 MFA Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik attended the 25th anniversary event of the Centre for East European Studies. “The Centre’s graduates have a chance to become leaders of change in their countries,” he said on Saturday.

The results of the photo competition “Lens on development 2015”

04.12.2015

Konrad Pawlik, Undersecretary of State at MFA, congratulated the winners, and the gala was hosted by Martyna Wojciechowska, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic.

Third edition of the Stefan Banach Scholarship Program

02.12.2015

The inauguration ceremony took place in Warsaw on 30 November 2015 and was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.

Training in the field of civil service for the Eastern Partnership countries

30.11.2015

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and the National School of Public Administration holds an internship in the field of civil service under the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.

Initiation of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme

27.11.2015

Deputy minister Konrad Pawlik initiated the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme.

VI HumanDOC International Film Festival – award gala

22.11.2015

On 22 November 2015, the award gala of the VI HumanDOC International Film Festival “Global Development in Cinema” took place in Kinoteka movie theatre in Warsaw.

"Window to the World" in the Social Service Centre of the Ostrowiec Region in Belarus

08.10.2015

The “Window to the World” project entailed the purchase of specialised rehabilitation equipment for disabled people and a mini production line for candle manufacturing.

New scholarship programmes for developing countries

01.10.2015

Recruitment has now closed for new scholarship programmes addressed to citizens from developing countries, co-financed by the MFA under Polish Aid.

Polish aid in Molotkoviche

29.09.2015

The Polish Embassy in Minsk, in cooperation with the State Educational Boarding School in Molotkoviche, is implementing a project titled “Social Inclusion of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Molotkoviche in Belarus.”

Poland helps the world. Development Cooperation Day

28.09.2015

On Sunday, 27 September, Krakowskie Przedmiescie street in Warsaw changed into the Global Education Town, where its visitors had a chance to discover how Poland helps other countries.

Development Cooperation Day - Global Education Town

18.09.2015

Why should we help those who live on the other side of the world? How does it all affect you and how can you get involved? The Global Education Town, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will try to answer these and many other questions. It will be set up on Krakowskie Przedmiescie street in Warsaw, on 27 September 2015.

Support for local government reform in Georgia

16.09.2015

On 13 September, Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik inaugurated the third edition of local government reform training dedicated to Georgian officials. It is provided by the Polish MFA as part of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.

Rescue structures of the Maltese Relief Service launched in Ukraine

15.09.2015

On 5-6 September, the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk hosted the first international manoeuvres of paramedics. It marked begining of operations of the Maltese Relief Service in Ukraine. Thanks to Polish Aid the Order of Malta provided training and equipment for 70 Ukrainian rescuers.

Development cooperation discussed at Polish Institute of Diplomacy

11.09.2015

Presentation of the Development Co-operation Report 2015 was the chief aim of a visit to Warsaw by Erik Solheim, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD DAC). The discussion of the report at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy was attended by Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik.

Meeting on Russian-language media initiatives

10.09.2015

In the belief that every citizen should have access to reliable and objective information, representatives of thirty-five countries met in Warsaw on Thursday to discuss Russian-language media initiatives at a conference opened by the chief of Polish diplomacy Grzegorz Schetyna.

Opening of Polish Aid exhibition

03.09.2015

“Polish Aid helps to support democracy, promote social and economic change, reduce poverty, and improve education systems,” Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik said at the inauguration of a photo exhibition devoted to Poland’s development and humanitarian assistance. The event is hosted by the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw.

Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik visits the Middle East

28.08.2015

Development cooperation and Middle East issues were the main themes discussed during a four-day visit paid by Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik to Israel and Palestine on 24-27 August.

Polish Aid 2012-2015 photography exhibition in Open-Air Gallery, Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw

25.08.2015

From 2nd to 28th September the Open-Air Gallery of the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw will host photography exhibition Polish Aid 2012-2015.

World Humanitarian Day 2015

19.08.2015

The World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day when, in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

"Bene Merito" Distinction for State Fire Service representatives

18.08.2015

On Tuesday, 18 August, Vice Minister Konrad Pawlik presented in the MFA seat honorary distinctions for activity strengthening Poland’s position on the international arena to representatives of the management of the National Headquarters of the State Fire Service.

Humanitarian Aid: awareness and attitudes. Eurobarometer survey.

03.07.2015

We invite you to see the results of the Eurobarometer public opinion survey on humanitarian aid and civil protection.

Poland trains Ukrainian medical rescue workers

02.07.2015

First aid training is provided to Ukrainian volunteers by instructors from the Relief Service of the Polish Association of the Order of Malta thanks to the financial support from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Polish transformation seminar in Tbilisi

25.06.2015

The World Bank and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland launched a knowledge sharing event in Tbilisi on 22-23 June.

Georgian, Moldovan, and Ukrainian diplomats visit Polish MFA

24.06.2015

On Monday, Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik and Ambassador Katarzyna Skórzyńska inaugurated a training programme for diplomats from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The event took place at the Polish Institute of Diplomacy.

Polish aid for Ukraine

17.06.2015

“In response to Ukraine’s appeals for help, the Polish government is sending the third transport of humanitarian aid to this country today,” said Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik, transferring a Polish-German convoy of material aid to the Ukrainian side today in Kyiv.

Third transport of humanitarian aid for Ukraine

16.06.2015

Third transport of Polish humanitarian aid for people affected by hostilities in the east of Ukraine sets off from Warsaw.

Minister Konrad Pawlik attends European Development Days

05.06.2015

On 3-4 June 2015 in Brussels, European Development Days, a periodic international forum dedicated to development and cooperation across the world, took place.

Vice-President of the International Red Cross visits the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

03.06.2015

The Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross met on Tuesday Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik.

Humanitarian aid for Nepal

02.05.2015

15 tons of humanitarian aid were dispatched in five military planes from Krakow and Warsaw to Kathmandu on Saturday.

Polish rescuers provide aid in Nepal

28.04.2015

The day after the earthquake which took place in Nepal a heavy searching and rescue team from Polish Fire Brigade HUSAR POLAND went to the scene in order to provide rescue assistance to victims.

Official Development Aid in 2014 according to the OECD data

08.04.2015

On April 8, 2015 the OECD published on its website preliminary data on Official Development Aid (ODA) granted in the year 2014 as well as forecasts regarding following years.

Deputy Minister Konrad Pawlik visits Georgia

28.03.2015

Preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, the situation in Georgia and in the South Caucasus region, as well as bilateral relations between Poland and Georgia were the main topics of MFA Undersecretary of State Konrad Pawlik’s talks with Georgia’s Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili, and Deputy State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Archil Karaulashvili.

Meeting with representatives of Ukrainian local governments

25.03.2015

On 23rd March 2015 a meeting in the framework of the project "Preparation of the Ukrainian local governments to implement the decentralization reforms and association with the EU" took place in the Presidential Palace.

World Water Day - 22 March

22.03.2015

The main theme of this year’s World Water Day is “Water and sustainable development”.

Polish transport with humanitarian aid for Ukraine

18.02.2015

A transport with humanitarian aid for internally displaced people (IDPs) from Eastern Ukraine departed from Warsaw to Dnepropetrovsk on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Department of Development Cooperation rewarded by the Minister of National Defence

11.02.2015

The Department of Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received an honorary award of the Minister of National Defense at a conference The balance of Polish presence in Afghanistan, held on 10th February 2015. On behalf of the Department the reward was received by it’s Director, Mrs. Zuzanna Kierzkowska.

Development cooperation in calendars

11.02.2015

We are happy to present two 2015 calendars with development cooperation motives.

Public Opinion Poll 2014 - Summary

30.01.2015

According to a recent public opinion poll seventy-one percent of Polish citizens believe that Poland should support the development of less developed countries.

European Year for Development 2015 launches

14.01.2015

On 9 January 2015, an official inauguration of European Year for Development (EYD) 2015 was held in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which took over the EU Council presidency on 1 January 2015.

On the 10th anniversary of tsunami, Indonesia thanks Poland for help

29.12.2014

After the tsunami and its catastrophic consequences, Poland was one of the countries that helped Indonesia a decade ago. To mark the anniversary of these tragic events, Indonesian authorities thanked all the helper-nations for their support.

We know the 2014 evaluation results

23.12.2014

A third evaluation of Polish development cooperation tasks is now complete.

High Level Meeting of OECD Development Assistance Committee

22.12.2014

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) convened a High Level Meeting from 15 to 16 December in Paris.

Polish humanitarian aid reaches Ukraine

19.12.2014

A convoy carrying humanitarian aid for refugees from eastern Ukraine reached Kharkiv on Friday. Thirty four State Fire Service lorries have delivered over 150 tonnes of the most urgent material aid, including food parcels, parcels for children and babies, hygiene items, clothes, sleeping bags for winter, beds, blankets, and heaters.

Polish Foreign Minister Schetyna and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Zubko signed a cooperation agreement to support local government reform in Ukraine

18.12.2014

On 17 December 2014, MFA head Grzegorz Schetyna and Gennadiy Zubko, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Housing and Public Utilities, signed a cooperation agreement to support the local government reform in Ukraine.

Humanitarian aid for refugees from eastern Ukraine

17.12.2014

Made up of 34 State Fire Service lorries, the convoy is carrying over 150 tonnes of the most urgent material aid. It was dispatched by the Polish government on 17th December 2014 in response to Ukraine authorities’ appeals for support to Ukrainians who are in need and face the onset of winter.

Young Ukrainians on a visit to Poland upon recommendation of Mustafa Dzhemilev

08.12.2014

Visits to MFA, Parliament, the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, as well as learning about the offer of Polish higher education institutions and visiting museums - are on the programme of the study tour to Poland, organised as part of the Lech Wałęsa Solidarity Award.

The path of Belarus to the World Trade Organisation

27.11.2014

On 16-22 November 2014 we had the pleasure to welcome a group of twelve representatives of the Byelorussian central administration that took part in the training entitled 'Accession of Belarus to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)'.

Help for disabled people in Myanmar

20.11.2014

On 18 November 2014, a ceremony finalizing the project “Equipment purchases for disabled people in Myanmar” took place at the Office of the Republic of Poland in Yangon.

Poland supports Georgia’s and Moldova’s integration with EU

07.11.2014

A week-long training on European integration has been organised in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration. It is addressed to Georgian and Moldovan administration officials.

V HumanDOC International Film Festival

05.11.2014

V HumanDOC International Film Festival – Global Development in Cinema will start on 7 November in Warsaw, Kraków and in Poznań

Civil service training for Eastern Partnership countries

04.11.2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the National School of Public Administration and the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, is organizing another round of trainings in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.

Invitation to use new version of “Polish Aid” website

03.11.2014

We encourage you to visit our webiste on regular basis.

Deputy Minister Tomasz Orłowski meets representatives of Steering Committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

06.10.2014

Some of the topics covered during the talks were the role played by civil society in reform processes, and the importance of a constructive dialogue between non-governmental organizations and government bodies.

Summary of development cooperation between the Institute of Erosion and Irrigation in Baku and the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty

12.09.2014

In early September, the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty made a presentation in Baku’s Institute of Erosion and Irrigation. The presentation summed up a series of Polish aid development projects that were implemented in Azerbaijan in 2009-2014.

The Eastern Partnership Public Administration Academy Programme launches its new edition

12.09.2014

In 8-12 September 2014, we hosted a 16-member group from Georgia’s Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure and local authorities. They took part in a training session entitled ”Local Government Reform in Georgia” organized in cooperation with the National School of Public Administration.

Photo exhibition “Lens on Development”

12.09.2014

Prize-winning photos in the competition organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are on display in Parade Square from 5 September until 6 October 2014.

World Humanitarian Day celebrated for the sixth time

19.08.2014

World Humanitarian Day was set in order to commemorate the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August 2003.

Training for Armenian search and rescue team

07.08.2014

On 20-30 June 2014 at the Fire Service College of the State Fire Service in Krakow there was a training for the representatives of the Armenian rescue service.

Conference of the Non-Governmental Organisations on United Nations' development agenda beyond 2015

31.07.2014

On 27-29 August 2014 in New York a conference "2015 and beyond. Our action agenda" will take place.

Global education lesson in Suchedniów

22.07.2014

On 15 July 2014 a global education lesson was held at the Society of the Friends of Children in Suchedniów, organized by the Kielce's Regional Centre of International Debate. The meeting was attended by 30 participants aged 5-13.

Informal meeting of development ministers in Florence

15.07.2014

The informal ministerial meeting, which took place on 15th July 2014 in Florence, centred on the post-2015 development agenda issues and the role of private sector in development.

Seminar on Polish transformation experiences

03.07.2014

At the seminar held on 26-27 June 2014, the experiences of Polish transformation and their adaptability for the present needs of the Eastern Partnership countries were discussed.

Second modification of the Development cooperation plan in 2014

24.06.2014

At the request of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared the second modification of the Development cooperation plan in 2014.

Study visit of Moldovans in Poland

20.06.2014

From 8th to 18th of June 2014, a delegation from Moldova visited the Pomeranian Agricultural Advisory Centre in Stare Pole. The aim of the study visit was to present good examples of self-employed forms of entrepreneurship, the forms of supporting entrepreneurship in rural areas and tasks of the institutions responsible for providing support to potential beneficiaries maintaining or starting their own business.

Poland seen through the eyes of famous photographer

05.06.2014

Poland seen through the eyes of famous photographer – campaign launched by the MFA on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the first post-war free, pluralistic elections, 15 years of NATO membership and 10th anniversary of EU accession.

Solidarity Prize for Mustafa Dzhemilev of Ukraine

04.06.2014

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of free Poland, the first ever international Lech Wałęsa Solidarity Prize was presented in Warsaw on 3 June. The award went to Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of Crimean Tatars.

Polish-Nigerian talks on democracy

23.05.2014

“Nigeria is one of Poland’s major African partners and our cooperation has been developing harmoniously,” said Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Kacperczyk at a meeting with Viola Onwuliri, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. The meeting was held in Warsaw on 23 May 2014.

Development policy prospects discussed in Brussels

19.05.2014

The EU Foreign Affairs Council with participation of development ministers was held in Brussels on 19 May 2014. Poland was represented by Mrs Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Undersecretary of State for Development Cooperation, Polish Diaspora and Eastern Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mustafa Dzhemilev wins first Solidarity Prize

07.05.2014

Leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev has won the first Solidarity Prize. President Bronisław Komorowski will award him on 3 June 2014 at Warsaw’s Royal Castle.

Presentation of the booklet on EU development cooperation

30.04.2014

Department of Development Cooperation presents European Commission booklet "The Busan Commitments. An Analysis of EU Progress and Performance." The publication was prepared on the occasion of the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

The modification of Development cooperation plan in 2014

24.04.2014

Considering the political situation in Ukraine and the necessity of allocation of additional funds for the observation mission deployed by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), particularly relating to the presidential election in Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs developed a modification of Development cooperation plan in 2014.

High Level Meeting on Effective Development Cooperation

17.04.2014

Over 1 500 participants from more than 130 countries attended the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation held in Mexico City, 15-16 April 2014.

Official Development Assistance 2013 - initial summary

09.04.2014

On 8 April 2014, the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (DAC OECD) published an initial summary concerning Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided to developing countries in 2013.

Poland among leaders of expert support for Ukraine

01.04.2014

Self-government reform in Ukraine and Poland’s local administration experience dominated the agenda of a visit that a Polish delegation headed by chief of the President’s Chancellery Jacek Michałowski paid to Kyiv on Monday.

Poland stands ready to support Ukrainian reforms

21.03.2014

On Thursday, Minister Radosław Sikorski met with Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. The two officials discussed Poland’s assistance for Ukraine, especially in reforming its local governments and finances, and fighting corruption.

Talks on Polish-Swedish development cooperation in Stockholm

15.02.2014

On 14 February 2014, Deputy Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz met in Stockholm with Frank Belfrage, the State Secretary at the Swedish MFA, and Tanja Rasmusson, the State Secretary for Development at the Swedish MFA.

Undersecretary of State Pełczyńska-Nałęcz on priorities of Poland?s development policy

11.02.2014

"We?ve never had an opportunity to host so many of our partners in development assistance like we have today," said Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Deputy Foreign Minister, during a meeting with representatives of non-governmental agencies, think-tanks and academic centres, who participated on 11 February in a discussion addressing the issue of Polish development cooperation.

The seminar by Polish Embassy in Tbilisi

29.01.2014

The Polish Embassy in Tbilisi, in cooperation with the European Center for Minority Issues, organized on 23 January 2014 a seminar on Polish involvement in reforms of local governments in Georgia.

Inauguration of the Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme

16.12.2013

"Besides knowledge, you will also gain friends", said MFA Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz at the inauguration of a new Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme.

Campaign "It's a matter of life and death" - continuation

13.12.2013

The campaign strives to improve security as well as to make it possible to provide medical services in armed conflicts and other dangerous situations.

Deputy Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visits Moldova

11.12.2013

"After the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius a good time has come for Moldova to set a realistic European agenda", MFA Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz underscored during her two-day (9-10 December 2013) visit to Moldova.

Afghan crisis response service receives training in Poland

10.12.2013

On 9 December 2013, ten representatives of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Agency started their training in Warsaw.

International Volunteer Day 2013

05.12.2013

On 5 December, thousands of volunteers worldwide observe the International Volunteer Day designated by the United Nations.

Best films on global development awarded

05.12.2013

The American director Kate Ryan and her documentary Welcome to Nowhere won the Grand Prix at the 4th HumanDOC International Documentary Film Festival "Global Development in Cinema".

Polish aid reaches Timor-Leste for the first time

04.12.2013

Thanks to Poland's development assistance, students at an orphans' school in Timor-Leste will now have access to modern computer equipment.

Eurobarometer 2013: more and more EU citizens support development aid

29.11.2013

During the European Development Days on 26-27 November 2013 the Eurobarometer published results of a survey "EU Development Aid and the Millennium Development Goals".

Lens on Development photography contest: winners announced

27.11.2013

"Poles have a deeply ingrained sense of solidarity with people in need", Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski said when presenting awards to the laureates of the MFA photo competition "Lens on Development" - 2013 edition.

The MFA trains Moldovans in EU negotiations

27.11.2013

The MFA conducts trainings for Moldovans in EU negotiations in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.

Deputy Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz in Lebanon

25.11.2013

Poland must not remain indifferent to the suffering experienced by victims of the Syria conflict - said MFA Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, who paid an official visit to Lebanon on 18-21 November 2013.

Amendment of the Development Cooperation Act

21.11.2013

On 11 October 2013 the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski signed the Act on the Amendment of the Development Cooperation Act.

Polish aid supports a maternity hospital in Bethlehem

08.11.2013

On 5 November 2013 First Lady Anna Komorowska officially presented a multifunction operating table to the "Shepherd Hospital" in Beit Sahour (Bethlehem).

A visit of Thai delegation to Poland

29.10.2013

On 24 October 2013 a delegation of the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) paid a study visit to Poland.

Civil service training for Eastern Partnership countries

29.10.2013

The Department of Development Cooperation, in cooperation with the National School of Public Administration (KSAP), has organized a civil service training on 21-25 October 2013.

Polish-American development projects discussed in Warsaw

25.10.2013

The main subject of the discussions which took place on 25 October 2013 in Warsaw, was the November Eastern Partnership Summit and the support for joint Polish-American initiatives for the benefit of EP countries.

Polish-Swiss development cooperation discussed in Bern

24.10.2013

Development activities in the Eastern Partnership countries, democracy support and the future shape of development cooperation were the main topics of talks.

2014 Development Cooperation Plan accepted

22.10.2013

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has accepted the 2014 Development Cooperation Plan implemented through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland from special purpose funds allocated to development cooperation, MFA funds, and funds allocated by other ministries active in development cooperation.

Poland among members of the Development Assistance Committee

22.10.2013

MFA statement on Poland's membership of OECD Development Assistance Committee.

Poland supports the local government reform in Georgia

16.10.2013

Since 2006 Poland has allocated over euro 10 million to development projects in Georgia.

Video contest: Young voices against poverty

14.10.2013

What would you change? Have your say!

Inauguration of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration

08.10.2013

In the present year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to organise courses in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA).

Polish aid: 1.5 billion zloty for development assistance in 2012

03.10.2013

'Polish aid amounts to 250 projects annually carried out on all continents', said Minister Radosław Sikorski presenting, with Deputy Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, the 2012 Polish Development Cooperation report on 3 October.

Special event on Millennium Development Goals during the UN General Assembly

27.09.2013

A high-level meeting was held at the 68 session of the UN General Assembly in order to asses the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals.

Polish-Libyan cooperation for transformation

24.09.2013

The SENSE (Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise) training was inaugurated in Warsaw on 23 September 2013. It is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in the framework of Polish development aid.

Burmese Nobel prize winner on a visit to Poland

20.09.2013

On 11-13 September 2013, Burmese political activist and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi paid a visit to Poland.

Poland supports Afghan administration

12.09.2013

Minister Bogusław Winid attended a meeting with a delegation of high level Afghan officials, among them six deputy ministers and two department directors. One of the topics discussed during the meeting was the Polish assistance in the creation of state structures in Afghanistan.

European Endowment for Democracy - application process launched

11.09.2013

Since mid-August 2013 the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) has been accepting applications for support aiming at fostering and encouraging democratization and deep and sustainable democracy in the European Neighbourhood.

Poles teach leadership skills to Afghan vice ministers

10.09.2013

Eight Afghan high level officials, among them six vice ministers, paid a visit to Poland to participate in a one-week leadership and public administration management course.

Haiti: A new IT classroom in a village school thanks to "Polish aid"

03.09.2013

Owing to the financial assistance amounting to nearly USD 19.000 from the Polish development aid funds, the village school Institution of St. Michael the Archangel in the town of Casale in Haiti has received new computer equipment and Internet access.

"Lens on development" - participate in the photo contest!

30.08.2013

If you like taking pictures and are interested in the subject of developmental aid, plus you can illustrate how education contributes towards the improvement of life, or how nature influences humans, send your work to the ?Lens on development" photo contest. Entries shall be accepted until 20th October.

Providing access to safe drinking water in the Fergana Valley in Kyrgyzstan

07.06.2013

From 3rd to 7th June 2013 the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visited Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to provide political consultation and an overview of Polish Aid projects implemented in the area during her meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldayev.

Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visits Tajikistan

06.06.2013

From 3rd to 8th June 2013 the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz is visiting Kirgizstan and Tajikistan to provide political consultation and an overview of Polish Aid projects implemented in the area.

European Endowment for Democracy (EED) ready for action

05.06.2013

The European Endowment for Democracy is ready to initiate the work on promotion of democratic processes in the European Neighbourhood countries. Its secretariat is located in former premises of the Polish Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium.

The Stefan Banach Scholarship Scheme for students from the Eastern Partnernship

04.06.2013

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in cooperation with the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland has announced enrolment for a new scholarship scheme, which is named after an outstanding Polish mathematician – professor Stefan Banach.

Comparing Official Development Assistance levels

10.05.2013

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has published preliminary data regarding the level of assistance provided by countries with observer status in the DAC.

Analysis of Official Development Aid trends

10.05.2013

The Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO) has published an analysis of the levels of Official Development Assistance (ODA) achieved by the individual EU Member States.

Polish aid for Afghanistan in 2012

08.05.2013

Poland is present in Afghanistan through a variety of aid projects aimed at benefiting the country and its citizens. In 2012 these included projects of PRT Ghazni, support for Afghan administration and contributions towards multilateral funds.

Why is it worthwhile to help? Polish Development Cooperation perspectives

26.04.2013

On 24 April 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a public debate entitled “Why is it worthwhile to help? Development cooperation as an instrument of foreign policy”. The meeting consisted of a discussion on Poland’s place in the international development cooperation system.

Polish Aid in Armenia: Tourist trail from Tatev to Harjis

17.04.2013

Polish Embassy in Yerevan carried out a project which involved marking of a tourist trail from Tatev to Harjis, village located by the Worotan river canyon in Syunik province.

Results of a public opinion poll on Polish development aid

31.01.2013

„Poles on Development Assistance” is a recent study summarising results of the opinion poll conducted in November 2012 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visits Lviv

29.01.2013

On January 24th, 2013 Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Undersecretary of State in MFA visited the Lviv State University of Life Safety.

Reader’s Digest European of The Year 2013 Award

28.01.2013

Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, Director of Bielsat TV was honored with the European of the Year 2013 title by European edition of the international monthly Reader’s Digest. She was the first Pole to ever receive this award.

Polish development aid for Africa

21.01.2013

Aid for East African countries will remain Poland's development aid priority - this is the key message of the visit by MFA Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz to Kenya and Rwanda on 15-18 January.

Minister Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visits East Africa

15.01.2013

The purpose of the visit is to evaluate the implementation and effects of Poland’s Development Cooperation in these states and discuss its future perspectives.

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize dedicated to children from conflict regions

19.12.2012

On 18th December 2012 The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) announced that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for the European Union is dedicated to children in conflict regions.

Working translation of the 2013 Development Cooperation Plan

28.11.2012

We published the working translation of the 2013 Development Cooperation Plan. We hope the document will help the preparation of projects and the establishment of lasting relations between partners.

Training for Afghan public administration officials

16.11.2012

The “Strategic Communication in Public Administration” initiative comprised seminars at KSAP and study visits to Polish government administration bodies and media outlets, enabling the participants to test their knowledge in practice.

Tunisian Minister of Regional Development on a visit to Warsaw

16.11.2012

On 12 November 2012, a delegation of Tunisian officials headed by the Minister of Regional Development Jamel Eddine Gharbi began an official visit to Poland.

Global Development in Cinema – winners announced

05.11.2012

28 October 2012 saw the awards gala of the 3rd HumanDoc International Documentary Film Festival “Global Development in Cinema”. The Grand Prix for the Best Foreign Film was funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and went to Afghan Star directed by Havana Marking.

Consultations of development cooperation directors from V4 countries

05.11.2012

On 23-24 October 2012, the Department of Development Cooperation organized consultations for development cooperation directors from the Visegrad Group countries.

Representatives of Afghan justice sector on a study visit to Poland

05.11.2012

Eight representatives of Ghazni province branch of the Afghan Justice Ministry came to Warsaw for a seven-day study visit (22-28 October 2012).

2011 Annual Report on Poland’s Development Cooperation

05.11.2012

In 2011, Poland contributed PLN 1.2 billion to Official Development Assistance (ODA). The lion’s share of that sum, PLN 978 million (79%), was allocated to multilateral assistance and PLN 261 (21%) to bilateral assistance. Development assistance expenditures accounted for 0.08% of Poland’s gross national income (GNI).

Recognition for Polish missionaries

02.11.2012

On 21 October, MFA Under Secretary of State Jerzy Pomianowski thanked the missionaries for their many years of work, speaking in the Cathedral Basilica in the Praga District of Warsaw on the World Mission Day.

2013 Development Cooperation Plan accepted

29.10.2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has accepted the Development Cooperation Plan for 2013.

The last edition of SENSE 2012 ends

25.10.2012

The SENSE training course (Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise) organized for participants from Egypt and Libya ended on 19 October, 2012 in Warsaw. It was the last edition of SENSE planed for 2012.

HumanDOC “Global Development in Cinema”

23.10.2012

On 25-28 October, the Kinoteka movie theatre at Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science will host the 3rd edition of the HumanDOC International Film Festival “Global Development in Cinema”.

SENSE Training for the representatives of Egypt and Libya

19.10.2012

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the National School of Public Administration (KSAP) organized the “Strategic Economist Needs and Security Exercise” training for civil servants from Egypt and Libya on 15-19 October 2012.

October 17th - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

19.10.2012

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed each year on October 17th. This year marks its 25th celebrations.

October 16th - World Food Day

18.10.2012

World Food Day is celebrated each year on October 16th. This day marks the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.

Common Security and Defence Policy training course

09.10.2012

Middle- and senior-level civil servants from the governments of Armenia (4 persons), Azerbaijan (4), Georgia (4), Moldova (6) and Ukraine (6) start their Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) training course in the framework of The Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration.

Representatives of Tunisian authorities and NGO’s visit Warsaw

08.10.2012

A visit of representatives of Tunisian administration and non-governmental organizations began on 8th October 2012.

5th Forum of Polish development co-operation

02.10.2012

On 29 September 2012, the University of Warsaw Library hosted the Fifth Polish Development Cooperation Forum showcasing Poland's aid to developing countries. The aim of this annual MFA event was to familiarize the public with Poland's efforts to help developing countries and meet global development challenges.

Public sector finance training for Eastern Partnership officials

20.09.2012

Poland’s National School of Public Administration (KSAP) in cooperation with the MFA Development Cooperation Department is initiating a two-week training course in public sector finances carried out in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Academy of Public Administration (EPAPA) programme.

5th Forum of Polish development co-operation - programme

18.09.2012

The Development Cooperation Department of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the pleasure to invite you to the Fifth Polish Development Cooperation Forum, to be held between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 29 September 2012 (Saturday) at the Warsaw University Library, 56/66 Dobra Street.

UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs on a visit to Warsaw

17.09.2012

September 10th, on the occasion of the participation in the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), Mrs. Catherine Bragg, UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, met with representatives of the Polish government.

49 participants from Myanmar attend SENSE governance training

08.09.2012

The second edition of this year’s Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise (SENSE) drew to a close on 7 September in Warsaw. The training was implemented in the framework of the Polish MFA’s development cooperation programme.

Network on Humanitarian Action events in Poland

05.09.2012

The Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) unites 9 European universities aimed at promoting humanitarian values, organizing professional trainings, as well as supporting research and reports on key humanitarian issues.

SENSE training for officials and activists from Myanmar

02.09.2012

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Poland’s National School of Public Administration, will conduct a SENSE training (Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise) for government officials, oppositionists and civil society representatives.

Policy Paper of the Notre Europe think tank

21.08.2012

In July 2012, the Notre Europe think tank in Paris published a policy paper entitled "European Development Aid: How to be more effective without spending more?"

Declaration of the European Parliament on development education and global active citizenship

12.07.2012

On July 5th 2012, the European Parliament has officially adopted the written declaration on development education and active global citizenship. The declaration was adopted following the initiative of MEP's Filip Kaczmarek, Maria Badia i Cutchet, Michael Gahler, Catherine Grèze and Fiona Hall.

Plenary meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness DAC OECD

03.07.2012

On June 28-29 plenary meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-EFF) DAC OECD was held in Paris. Poland was represented by Mr Krzysztof Olendzki, Deputy Director of the Department of Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

AidEx2012 – international humanitarian and development aid fair

25.06.2012

On October 24-25 in Brussels an international fair AIdEx 2012, devoted to humanitarian and development aid, will be held together with the accompanying conference, whose goal is to discuss the topic of innovative approaches to humanitarian and development aid.

Modified 2012 Development Cooperation Plan

10.05.2012

Pursuant to the adoption of the Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme for the years 2012 – 2015 on 20 March 2012, the MFA has prepared an update to the 2012 Development Cooperation Plan.

The list of expert institutions in the field of anticorruption activities

20.04.2012

With the background of Polish modern history and the political transformation, Poland is eager to share its experience on anticorruption activities with other governments, governmental agencies and civil society organisations.

Selected projects 2008

09.03.2012

The Development Cooperation Policy Council functioning alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs was established pursuant to the Development Cooperation Act of 16 September 2011.

Medical equipment for the Vitebsk Regional Diagnostic Centre

09.03.2012

On 8 February 2012, more than EUR 41,000 worth of medical equipment was officially handed over to the Vitebsk Regional Diagnostic Centre. The ceremony was attended by Leszek Szerepka, Poland’s Ambassador to Belarus.

International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

09.03.2012

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. On 8 February 2012, the European Parliament in Brussels hosted the European inauguration of the initiative. The event was attended by EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs.

Meeting with Zagranica Group

09.03.2012

On 24 February 2012, Under-Secretary of State for development cooperation and eastern policy Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz met the Board of Zagranica Group, an association of Polish NGOs involved in international development cooperation, democracy support and humanitarian aid.

Support for Somali refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab camp

17.02.2012

Polish Centre for International Aid carried out a project in cooperation with the Polish Foundation for Somalia and the Kenyan Relief, Reconstruction and Development Organization (RRDO) – Humanitarian aid for Somali refugees suffering from famine

Poland trains the administrations of Afghanistan, Tunisia and the EP states

27.12.2011

The third and last edition of this year's Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise (SENSE) training programme addressed to Afghan officials was organized in Warsaw on 4-11 December 2011

Small Grants 2012

17.12.2011

Since the end of November 2011, Polish embassies and consulates accredited to developing countries can present their proposals for development projects (project applications) to the Department for the Implementation of Development Programmes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

European Development Days 2011

16.12.2011

On 15-16th December the 6th edition of the European Development Days will be held in Warsaw. Please follow the European Development Days online

Young social activists from Myanmar (Burma) in Poland

13.12.2011

A week-long study visit to Poland by eight young social activists from Myanmar (Burma) linked to the National League for Democracy (NLD) has begun on 12 December 2011. It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Informal COHAFA meeting in Warsaw

05.12.2011

On 24-25 November 2011, an informal meeting of the Council of the European Union's Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) was held in the Foksal Palace in Warsaw

22nd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

05.12.2011

On behalf of Catherine Ashton, MFA Under-Secretary of State for Development Cooperation Krzysztof Stanowski took part in the 22nd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, held in Lomé from 21 to 23 November 2011

Visit of Under-Secretary of State Krzysztof Stanowski to Ghana

05.12.2011

On 19-21 November 2011 Minister Stanowski paid a working visit to the Republic of Ghana. Minister Stanowski paid a visit to the Volta region, where Polish Aid projects are implemented, then he met the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Chris Kpodo

Assistance projects for Ghazni carried out as part of the Polish foreign aid programme

02.12.2011

A meeting dedicated to the implementation of assistance projects in the Ghazni Province in Afghanistan was held on 30 November 2011 in the Operation Headquarters of the Polish Armed Forces

Government of Poland's 2010 Contribution to WFP in Afghanistan

01.12.2011

In December 2010, the Government of Poland contributed US$ 490,800 to WFP's Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. Thanks to this contribution, WFP was able to provide about 15,000 beneficiaries with nearly 400 metric tons of food

Prince Haakon gives a lecture at "Kapuscinski development lectures"

24.11.2011

University of Warsaw, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme invite to the lecture of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway on development challenges

Egyptians, Libyans and Tunisians observed Polish parliamentary elections

17.10.2011

15-person delegation from observed parliamentary elections in Poland at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Electoral Commission

'Lens on Development' photography contest

04.10.2011

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland announces a photography contest about the development challenges in the world. The total prize money is more than 10 000 euro

Polish medical team in Misrata

03.10.2011

A 6-strong Polish medical team has reached Libya today, 3 October 2011. The team will help those who suffered injuries during the many months of fighting that raged in Libya recently

EDDs - Joint communication of the European Commission and the Polish Presidency

30.09.2011

The annual European Development days - have been launched today by the Polish Presidency, Under-Secretary of State, Krzysztof Stanowski and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs

The newly approved Development Cooperation Act

19.09.2011

On 16th of September the Polish Parliament approved Polish Development Cooperation Act

Photo exhibition in the European Parliament

25.08.2011

The opening of a photo exhibition "Africa through the eyes of Polish travelers and volunteers - global education" will be held on 30 August in the European Parliament

Visit to Azerbaijan by MFA Under-Secretary of State

08.08.2011

As part of the official visit of Polish President Bronisław Komorowski to Baku, MFA Under-Secretary of State Krzysztof Stanowski met, July 25th, with NGO representatives and holders of the L. Kirkland Scholarship from Azerbaijan

Famine disaster in the Horn of Africa

05.08.2011

Krzysztof Stanowski, the Undersecretary of State in the MFA accompanied Kristalinia Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, on a visit to Kenya, as the Presidency representative

Draft Development Cooperation Act

28.07.2011

On 19 July 2011, the Council of Ministers adopted the draft Development Cooperation Act

EuropeAid projects to Belarusian civil society

22.07.2011

Following the international donors conference 'Solidarity with Belarus' European Commission has launched two local call for proposals to support Belarusian civil society

Informal meeting of EU-Ministers in charge of development

19.07.2011

Under the Polish Presidency, an informal meeting of EU ministers in charge of development took place in Sopot on 14th-15th July

Democratic transition in Tunisia and Polish experiences

18.07.2011

The Institute of Public Affairs invites for the seminar which will be held on 27th of July 2011 in Warsaw

European Development Days 2011 - registration

18.07.2011

Information on the sixth edition of the European Development Days (EDD) which will take place on 15 and 16 December 2011 in Warsaw

Meeting of the Board of the Polish Know How Foundation

30.06.2011

The revived Board of the Polish Know How Foundation for International Development Cooperation met on 27 June, 2011. The key issues discussed during the meeting included restoring the Foundation's activity and the proposal to amend its Statute, which includes changing the name to "Foundation for International Solidarity"

Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Global Education in Poland

10.06.2011

The Agreement was signed on May 26, 2011 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Education and the Zagranica Group

Humanitarian aid for Libya

04.05.2011

Pursuant to the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 27 April 2011, the MFA has received additional funds - amounting to PLN 1.5.m - from the budget target reserve, which have been allocated towards humanitarian aid for Libya

Agreement on Cooperation between the MFA and the Polish Radio

02.05.2011

On 27 April 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Radio concluded an agreement on production co-operation in the creation of reports on Polish development cooperation projects funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Official visit of the representatives of Poland to Tunisia

29.04.2011

On 28th-29th April this year President Lech Wałęsa head Polish delegation during a visit organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

"Golden OTIS 2011" for Georgians

21.04.2011

The 6th International Confidence Award "Golden OTIS 2011" was given to the group of doctors and social workers who promote breast cancer prevention among Georgian women

Needs assessment in Tunisia

31.03.2011

On 21-25 March 2011, a pilot mission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Tunis. The purpose of the mission was to assess the possibility of broadening development co-operation with Tunisia

United States-Poland Democracy Dialogue

30.03.2011

On 22 March 2011, the first session of the United States-Poland Democracy Dialogue was held in Warsaw.The U.S. side was represented by Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to the U.S. Secretary of State. The conference was hosted on the Polish side by Krzystof Stanowski, Under-Secretary of State, MFA Poland

The Minister of Foreign Affairs on Polish Foreign Policy for 2011

16.03.2011

We present the fragments of the Annual Address given by Mr. Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, on March 16, 2011, with regard to the Polish development assistance.

Conference "Solidarity with Belarus"

04.02.2011

On 2 February Warsaw hosted the International Donors' Conference "Solidarity with Belarus".

European Development Days 2010

09.12.2010

We invite you to watch the interview with Under-Secretary of State Mr. Krzysztof Stanowski during the European Development Days 2010 in Brussels.

Development cooperation programme 2011

15.11.2010

We would like to present Poland's Development Co-operation Programme for 2011.

UN OCHA outreach meeting

11.10.2010

High level representatives of donor-countries and experts are to discuss humanitarian aid during the international conference, co-organised by the Polish MFA and the UN OCHA, which is due to take place on 12 October 2010 in Warsaw.

4th Forum of Polish development co-operation

01.10.2010

Brief summary of 4th Forum of Polish Development Co-operation which took place at Warsaw University Library on September 18.

AfryKamera 2010

30.09.2010

On behalf of the FilmGramm foundation you are invited to the 5th Festival of African Films AfryKamera 2010.

Speech by Minister Sikorski on the MDGs

27.09.2010

Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski headed the Polish Delegation to the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20-24 September 2010.

Poland's development cooperation

25.05.2010

On May 17 Warsaw hosted a conference devoted to Poland’s place in the international system of development cooperation.During the conference DAC special report on Poland was officially presented by DAC Chairman Eckhard Deutscher .

Principles of the Act on development co-operation

11.05.2010

We would like to present key issues of principles of the Act on development co-operation

Development aid in the area of environment

28.04.2010

Polish-German workshops were organized in Warsaw on April 12-13 2010 by the Ministry of the Environment.

Humanitarian aid to Haiti

25.02.2010

Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents key figures on Polish humanitarian aid to Haiti.

GENE Report

24.02.2010

On February 4 2010 the MFA and the Ministry of National Education organized the official presentation of the “National report on global education in Poland"

Centre for Blind Children in Kibeho

30.09.2009

On September 30 Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski opened the school for blind children during the official inauguration.

3rd Forum of Polish development co-operation

11.09.2009

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland has the pleasure to invite you to 3rd Forum of Polish development co-operation on September 19, 2009 (Saturday)

"Polish aid 2009" - statistics on proposals submittion

24.02.2009

19th February 2009 was the deadline for applications for "Polish aid 2009". In total, 267 proposals were submitted of total value PLN 68 million.

Polish-Palestinian framework agreement on development co-operation

09.02.2009

On 9th February 2009 during the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski with the Palestinian National Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs Riad Al-Malki a framework agreement on development cooperation between the Polish and Palestinian MFA was signed.

Call for Proposals "Polish Aid Volunteering 2009"

06.02.2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs announces the Call for Proposals: „Polish Aid Volunteering 2009". The aim is to carry out volunteering projects as specified by the "Polish aid programme 2009"

Call for Proposals "Education initiatives 2009"

04.02.2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Minister of Education announces the Call for Proposals "Education initiatives on international development co-operation 2009"

Call for Proposals "Polish aid 2009"

20.01.2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs announces the Call for Proposals to implement activities under "Polish aid 2009"

Aid for the inhabitants of the Palestinian Authority

07.01.2009

In connection with the dramatic humanitarian situation in Gaza, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to the appeal issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), has sent EUR 230,000 to help those who have been most harmed in the Palestinian Authority.

2nd Forum of Polish development co-operation

18.09.2008

Come and see how Poland helps the world! On Saturday, 20 September, from 11 am to 6.30 pm at Krakowskie Przedmieście St. in Warsaw.

New logo of Polish aid programme

05.09.2008

Please acquaint yourselves with the new Polish aid graphic sign

The results of the Call for Proposals for Polish Aid Programme 2008

20.05.2008

Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a list of NGOs that are to receive subventions for activities in the filed of the development aid in the year 2008.

Call for Proposals of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

15.02.2008

Call for Proposals to implement activities under the Polish Aid Programme 2008.

Poland’s humanitarian aid to Bangladesh

07.12.2007

Poland backs the aid initiative for the victims of the Sidr cyclone. In the middle of November, Bangladesh suffered at the hands of cyclone ‘Sidr’ which caused the death of around 4 thousand people.

Presentation of the UNDP Human Development Report for 2007/2008

27.11.2007

On November 27, 2007 at the MFA palace on Foksal Street in Warsaw, a United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference titled ‘Fighting climate change: human solidarity in a divided world’ was held pertaining to the UNDP 2007/2008 Human Development report.

Exhibition: ‘Polish aid the world’

19.11.2007

On 19 – 22 November, 2007 an exhibition titled ‘Polish aid to the world’ was shown at the European Parliament in Brussels. Its inauguration on Tuesday, November 20 was hosted by Mr. Mieczyslaw Janowski, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Mr. Jan Tombinski, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the European Union.

European Development Days 2007

06.11.2007

From 7 to 9 November 2007, Lisbon will host the second European Development Days event.

Training for young diplomats from developing countries

24.09.2007

Young diplomats from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia came to Warsaw at the beginning of September 2007 in order to expand their knowledge of international co-operation, democratisation and modes of resolution of socio-economic problems.

Election observation mission in Ukraine

31.08.2007

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland announces recruitment of candidates for short-term observers during OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission in Ukraine (September 30, 2007).

Humanitarian aid to Moldova, Peru, North Korea and China

27.08.2007

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has decided to grant assistance to the affected population in Moldova, North Korea, Peru and China.

Polish Aid Forum 2007

24.08.2007

Polish Aid Forum, organised by Development Co-operation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take place on September 22, 2007 in the main building of the National Library in Warsaw (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.).

Call for proposals of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to implement the task : humanitarian aid to Darfur

11.08.2007

Call for Proposals to implement the programme: Humanitarian aid to Darfur

Academy of International Co-operation for Development and Democracy

06.08.2007

Academy of International Co-operation for Development and Democracy will take place on September 17 – 20, 2007.

Polish aid for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

29.06.2007

On June 25, 2006 a representative of the Polish Embassy in Beirut handed over Polish humanitarian aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on behalf of the Polish government.

Development Education: trainings and a study visit

19.06.2007

The Education for Democracy Foundation invites to take part in trainings and a study visit.

The Exhibition "Polish Aid in Focus"

15.06.2007

The Exhibition presenting Polish foreign assistance will be shown in Warsaw University’s Auditorium Maximum from 15 to 28 June 2007.

Call for Proposals – Development Education projects

13.06.2007

The Education for Democracy Foundation announces a Call for Proposals opened for NGOs.

Declaration of co-operation between MFA and the Polish Episcopate’s Commission for Missions

11.06.2007

On June 6, 2007 a declaration of co-operation between the MFA and the Polish Episcopate’s Commission for Missions was officially signed.

Development Education 2007 – Results

05.06.2007

Results of MFA’s Call for Proposals to implement the programme DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION - 2007

Results of Call for Proposals

24.05.2007

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the following entities have been granted subventions to implement the project “Polish Aid - 2007".

Multi-media education materials

21.05.2007

We are glad to present the multi-media educational material on the Millennium Development Goals - „The UN Millennium Development Goals – Get Involved”.

They marched to support fight against world hunger

17.05.2007

Walk the World March took place in Warsaw on May 13, 2007.

Invitation for Polish Embassies to submit project applications.

15.05.2007

Directed to Polish Embassies and Consulates.

Call for Proposals: "Academy of international development co-operation and democratisation - 2007"

12.05.2007

Open call for proposals announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to implement the project: „Academy of international development co-operation and democratisation - 2007"

"Walk the World" March

02.05.2007

May 13, 2007 - we have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in Walk the World March, organised for the first time in Poland as part of the UN Fight Hunger Programme.

Summary of the seminar on the role of new EU member states in European development policy

25.04.2007

An international seminar on the role of the new EU member states in the European development policy, co-organised by the MFA and the MFA of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, took place in Warsaw on April 18 and 19, 2007.

Millennium Development Goals Exhibition in Katowice

25.04.2007

We have the pleasure of inviting you to visit an exhibition devoted to the Millennium Development Goals at Silesian University from 23 to 28 April 2007.

Statistical Information on participation in the Call for Proposals of the Minister of Foreign Affairs - the programme Polish aid 2007.

25.04.2007

264 project applications to implement projects within the Polish aid 2007 programme have been submitted in response to MFA’s Call for Proposals.

Agreement on the creation of “Belarus” TV channel

24.04.2007

On April 23, 2007 an agreement to create “Belarus” TV channel was signed.

International seminar

16.04.2007

on the role of new donor countries in the European development policy. April 18 and 19, 2007 - Warsaw, Poland.

Call for Proposals: “Development education - 2007"

13.04.2007

Open call for proposals announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to implement the project: “Development Education – 2007”

Governmental institutions are invited to submit applications

12.04.2007

to implement assistance projects within the Polish aid programme

Call for Proposals: local administration entities

12.04.2007

Directed to local administration entities.

WFP lauds Poland’s contribution to end world hunger

03.04.2007

The World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed gratitude for Poland’s growing engagement in the fight against world hunger and poverty.

Press Conference of the World Food Programme

28.03.2007

March 30 at 1.30 p.m. in Warsaw University Library

Call for Proposals of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

20.03.2007

Call for Proposals to implement activities under the Polish Aid Programme 2007.

Trainings for representatives of local authorities

13.03.2007

Representatives of local authorities are invited to participate in information and training sessions. The trainings will present implementation opportunities of assistance projects within the Polish Aid Programme for the year 2007.

Exhibition - Polish aid in focus - at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU

09.03.2007

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of all European Institutions: the European Commission , Council of the European Union as well as the European Parliament.

Humanitarian aid transfer to Lebanon

08.03.2007

March, 7, 2007: 55 portakabins were officially donated to local authorities in Tebnine, south Lebanon.

OECD: new report on development assistance

06.03.2007

Developed countries allotted the record amount of USD 106.8 billion to development assistance in 2005.

UN competition: We can end poverty

02.03.2007

The United Nations invites children and youth aged 5 to 15 to participate in art competition to design a UN stamp on the theme “We can end poverty”.

Exhibition “Polish Aid in Focus”

01.03.2007

Presentation of the exhibition in the Permanent Mission of Poland to the European Union, March, 6-14 2007.

J. Stiglitz on Poles: You are rich

26.02.2007

Joseph Stiglitz appeals to Poles to accept more responsibility for poorer countries.

Transport of humanitarian aid for the citizens of Lebanon

04.02.2007

February 5, 2007 at 9 am from the Military Airport “Okęcie” Polish plane with humanitarian aid on board will depart to Lebanon.

Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise Programme

19.01.2007

The end of the year 2006 brought the conclusion of a series of trainings which constituted a part of a SENSE Programme...

Exhibition "Polish Aid in Focus"

16.01.2007

Presentation of the exhibition in the Warsaw School of Economics, January, 16-31 2007.

The latest public opinion poll

21.12.2006

Three fourths of Poles think that Poland should help poor countries

Results of the call for essays

15.12.2006

The Winners of the second edition of the call for essays of the series “Poland is a Promised land”, entitled “Challenges of international co-operation for development assistance”...

Debate: How to give the world's poorest people a chance to develop?

11.12.2006

Dilemmas and challenges of Polish development co-operation

International Human Rights Day

09.12.2006

December 10

Donation directed toward mine clearing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

06.12.2006

On November 30, 2006 in Sarajevo the government of the Republic of Poland handed over a donation directed toward mine clearing in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

AGFUND Prize-giving ceremony

06.12.2006

A prize-giving ceremony of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND) will be held on December 12, 2006 in the PKiN Congress Hall in Warsaw.

World AIDS Day

01.12.2006

December 1 is celebrated as the World AIDS Day.

Exhibition - Polish aid in focus

01.12.2006

Presentation of the exhibition in the Lower Chamber of Polish Parliament, December 4-8, 2006.

Poland – Russian Federation partnership project

29.11.2006

November 24, 2006 - an official project closing ceremony.

Word Food Programme - Polish biggest so far donation

28.11.2006

UN Word Food Programme informed about the biggest so far donation provided by Poland and directed to the activities of the WFP undertaken in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia and Tanzania.

European Development Days Summary

23.11.2006

The European Development Days have become a discussion forum where the participants had an opportunity to share different experiences and good practice.

Global water crisis - press conference summary

13.11.2006

On November 9, 2006 during a press conference entitled “Global water crisis” a UNDP Human Development Report 2006 entitled “Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis” was presented. The conference was officially opened by Mr. Rafał Wiśniewski Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Global Education Week

12.11.2006

13-19 October, 2006

Call for essays

10.11.2006

We kindly invite all higher education students to participate in the call for essays which constitutes a part of the series “Poland is a paradise” entitled: “Challenges of international co-operation for development assistance”.

Exposition: Millennium Development Goals

10.11.2006

Multimedia expositions and panel discussions of the series entitled “It’s time to help others”...

European Development Days 2006

09.11.2006

November 15-17 in Brussels

Press conference: Global water crisis

07.11.2006

Presentation of the UNDP Human Development Report 2006

Call for proposals for educational materials and classes about development education

01.11.2006

The Foundation for Education for Democracy invites to participate in a call for proposals ...

Results of the MFA call for proposals

01.11.2006

Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

Results of the call for proposals

23.10.2006

Exhibition – Millennium Development Goals

Exhibition “Polish Aid in Focus”

18.10.2006

We invite you to visit the exhibition in the gallery of the Świętokrzyska Tube Station in Warsaw between 16 October and 15 November, 2006

Development Education Seminar - sum-up

06.10.2006

On 3 and 4 October, 2006 the Development Co-operation Department of the MFA of the Republic of Poland organised in Warsaw a seminar on development education.

Lebanese children's visit to Poland

27.09.2006

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland is continuing its action meant to provide aid to persons harmed in Lebanon as a result of the recent Israeli-Lebanese conflict.

Grants for development education projects

22.09.2006

The Education for Democracy Foundation which administrates as a result of a selection procedure the funds allotted by the MFA, invites Polish NGOs to apply for subventions for projects related to development education.

Results of the call for proposals - development education

14.09.2006

We are pleased to present results of the call for proposals organized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the implementation of task DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

Call for proposals for the implementation of a project DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION - results

14.09.2006

Results of a call for proposals launched by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland for the implementation of a project DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

Training on development education

08.09.2006

We are pleased to invite for the training on development education, to be held on 3-4 October 2006 in Warsaw

Call for proposals - Humanitarian Aid for the people of Lebanon

06.09.2006

Call for proposals of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to implement the task “Humanitarian Aid for the people of Lebanon”.

Information meeting, press conference and photographic exposition

01.09.2006

On 5 September 2006, an information meeting together with a press conference was held, dedicated to the subject of assistance for developing countries and countries undergoing transformation, provided by the government of the Republic of Poland.

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