Strengthening int’l law is Poland’s priority in UN Security Council: FM

From the first days of Poland's membership in the UN Security Council, we have been striving for the strengthening of international law, said the state’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday.

“This has always been a matter of the utmost importance to Poland because of our difficult history, which was painfully influenced by the fact that some other countries did not comply with international agreements, as well as our sense of responsibility for maintaining international peace and security," Mr Czaputowicz stated, referring to the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions.

In his speech, Mr Czaputowicz pointed out that the document was ratified and adopted by almost every country in the world. He also recalled the three additional protocols to the convention from August 12, which together play a fundamental role in restricting violence in armed conflicts.

The strengthening of the rule of law in maintaining world peace and security was the subject of the UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, which was chaired by Jacek Czaputowicz, as a part of Poland's ongoing August presidency in the Council.