12 March 2017
When the erstwhile NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner visited Poland in March 1992 and declared that "the door to NATO is open," accession to NATO became one of Poland’s most important political and strategic objectives. After seven years of hard work by Polish diplomats, on March 12, 1999 in the small American town of Independence (where 50 years earlier, President Harry Truman announced the creation of NATO), representatives of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary signed accession protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty. Eighteen years later, Poland is a reliable member of NATO, contributing effectively to the building of security in the region and the world.
2 March 2017
On March 1 Poland marks the National Remembrance Day of the Cursed Soldiers, in honour of the once forgotten underground anti-communist heroes of 1944-1956. The commemorative ceremonies are being held under the patronage of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.
4 October 2016
To mark this year’s 25 anniversary of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the MFA has partnered with the ODIHR to prepare an eBook titled “The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw. Rights and Freedoms, Rule of Law and Democracy: 25 Years of ODIHR.”
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