Prime Minister Beata Szydło: limiting consequences of humanitarian crises needs joining forces

Poland, as a UN founding member pays a lot of attention to achievement of its goals. One of them is to solve – thought cooperation – international problems, in particular humanitarian ones – Prime Minister Szydło said at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.


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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

According to Prime Minister Szydło, building countries’ and societies’ self-reliance and independence is crucially important and the most effective tool to prevent unrest and crises. The prime minister added that we need to focus on direct support for countries affected by humanitarian crises. It should take place through supporting their own social and economic potential. For this reason, Poland, which shares such understanding of humanitarian aid, has doubled this aid this year, and we are going to keep increasing it in the following years – Beata Szydło said.

We are here, because we don’t agree to leaving millions of people in the world without help and chance for development. Our presence is a proof that despite a huge effort made by countries, governments, communities, international and non-governmental organisations so many people still have no chance for decent life – the head of the government said.

Supporting UN actions

Prime Minister Szydło said that humanitarian crises are  inseparably connected with human rights, leading to mass violation of political, civic, economic and social rights. For this reason, Poland undertakes to take actions aimed at promoting and strengthening the respect for norms of the international humanitarian law, also by means of supporting UN actions in this respect – Beata Szydło declared.

Limitation of the consequences of the current humanitarian crises, whose nature is more and more complex, requires joining forces and a strong political stimulus. We need structural interventions: in education and the labour market. Work and education are inalienable rights of each human being – Prime Minister Szydło said. She declared that by participating in the Summit we undertake to do what we can in order to reach those who are affected by conflicts and natural disasters, or are at risk of them.

On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister Beata Szydło met Chancellor Angela Merkel. The heads of the governments talked about the key aspects of the Polish-German intergovernmental consultations which will take place in June in Berlin.


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