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UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, moral leader, who showed the way in helping refugees and migrants to integrate”.

Idea of ‘homogenous’ Polish culture is a myth: UN human rights expert

An independent UN rights expert has accused the Polish Government of  disseminating the “myth” of a “homogenous” Polish culture, in a statement released on Friday.

UN Population Award recognizes importance of women’s health

A leading Brazilian social scientist and a Polish childbirth organization have been named as the recipients of this year’s UN Population Award.

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UN tributes continue after Polish leader and other senior officials are killed

The General Assembly President and the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added their voices to UN tributes after the Polish President and many senior Government and military figures in his country were killed in a plane crash.

Poland donates sculpture of piano virtuoso Artur Rubinstein to UN

Poland has presented the United Nations with a gift of a sculpture of Artur Rubinstein playing piano, commemorating his presence at the world body's founding in San Francisco almost 60 years ago.