Sławomir Ratajski is an artist, professor of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and diplomat. From 2001 to 2005 he was Poland's ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay. In 2006 he served as charge d'affaires a.i. in Cuba. He has been the secretary-general of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO since 2007. He is a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and the culture ministry's Council for Non-Material Culture.