The former head of the presidential International Policy Bureau, Krzysztof Szczerski, began the mission of Poland’s representative to the United Nations in New York. On Monday, it will host a virtual event dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on religious and sectarian minorities.
“After visiting the UN Diplomatic Protocol, I am starting my mission in New York at @PLinUN (Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in New York – ed.)” – wrote the ambassador on Friday. Next to it, he posted a photo of his new ID with an expiry date for the next four years – until the end of August 2025.
Szczerski will conduct a virtual meeting on the impact of the pandemic on religious minorities
On Monday. On August 23, Szczerski will host a virtual event organized by the Permanent Representations of Poland and Brazil, devoted to the impact of the pandemic on members of religious and religious minorities. “The event is organized as part of the celebration of the International Day commemorating the victims of religious violence on August 22, which was established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of Poland in 2019. On Tuesday, August 24, the ambassador will take the floor during the event organized by the Permanent Representation of Ukraine. independence “- said Bartosz Kempiński, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations. In the near future, Ambassador Szczerski will meet representatives of the UN Secretariat and his counterparts from other member states. The plans for the next month include: preparations for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21-27.
Changes in the Chancellery of the President
On June 14, Szczerski was nominated as the Polish ambassador and head of our permanent representation to the United Nations in New York. Due to his departure to the post, President Andrzej Duda dismissed Szczerski from his function in the Palace on July 13. He appointed Jakub Kumoch in his place.
During his dismissal, the president awarded him with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for “outstanding merits in state and public activity and achievements in scientific work”.
Krzysztof Szczerski – silhouette
Szczerski is 48 years old, professor of social sciences, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University, specializing in European politics, contemporary political systems and public administration. He was a deputy of the 7th term of office, deputy minister of foreign affairs, deputy head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration, minister in the President’s Chancellery and head of his office, and later in 2021 the head of the presidential International Policy Office.
In 2019, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that Szczerski is Poland’s candidate for the position of one of the EU commissioners, but the presidential minister resigned when he was offered the position of agricultural commissioner.
Szczerski replaced Joanna Wronecka in New York, whose mission ended on May 31. In spring this year, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Wronecka to the position of UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.
Main photo source: Łukasz Gągulski / PAP