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  • POLISH AID

  • 6 April 2011

     

    How does Poland support developing countries?


    Our involvement stems also from international solidarity. The world tending towards equal development opportunities, respect for human rights, good governance, respect for the environment and sustainable development is a world that is safer, more stable and more friendly to its all inhabitants.


    Polish development cooperation is carried out in the form of programs and projects targeted at specific groups of beneficiaries (bilateral aid) as well as regular and voluntary contributions transferred to international institutions, funds and organizations (multilateral aid). The major portion of the funding is transferred to the priority countries defined in the Polish Development Cooperation Program in cooperation with Polish NGOs, public finance sector entities, the Polish Academy of Sciences and universities. Polish assistance is implemented also in cooperation with the Polish diplomatic representations and missions.


    What is the “Polish aid” program?


    The Polish Development Cooperation Program – “Polish aid” comprises all actions coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland which are targeted at developing countries and their communities, whose primary goal is to create conditions for their sustainable development.


    This is achieved, in particular, through the promotion and consolidation of democracy, efforts made for human rights to be respected, promoting the establishment of modern and effective state institutions, strengthening sustainable socio-economic development, as well as taking measures to reduce poverty, improve the health and increase the level of education and professional qualifications of the population.
     

    Besides the development assistance, Poland is actively involved in the provision of humanitarian aid, i.e. care and protection of a population that has been affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters or other humanitarian crises caused by nature or people. Poland also undertakes educational initiatives to raise awareness and understanding of global issues among its own citizens.


    How to obtain further information?


    Detailed information on the activities pursued by Poland within development cooperation can be found at http://www.polskapomoc.gov.pl and in annual reports available at http://www.polskapomoc.gov.pl/Dokumenty,i,publikacje,83.html.
     

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