Bene Merito honorary badge

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The Bene Merito honorary distinction (Polish: Odznaka Honorowa „Bene Merito”; Latin for "well-merited" or "worthy") is a departmental (ministerial) decoration of Poland. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland awards the citizens of Poland and foreign nationals with this decoration "in recognition of their merits in promoting Poland abroad."[1]

It was established in 2009 by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski.


  1. ^ "Diplomatic Protocol". Ministry of Foreign Affairs : Republic of Poland. Retrieved 2020-05-07."The Diplomatic Protocol partakes in the procedure of granting state awards of the Republic of Poland ... and in the procedure of granting the honourable distinction “Bene merito” by the minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Poland."