OIC Statement delivered by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the 27th Session of HRC on the Human Rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Rakhine State of Myanmar

OIC Statement delivered by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the 27th Session of HRC on the Human Rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Rakhine State of Myanmar   Mr. President,       On behalf of OIC Member States, let me at the outset thank the Council for convening this Special Session…

MESSAGE OF PRIME MINISTER OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN MR. SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI ON 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY, 14TH AUGUST, 2017

The independence that we achieved seventy years ago was an outcome of the unparalleled sacrifices made by our ancestors. Millions of Muslims rendered sacrifices for our as well as the future of the posterity. Today we are treading the path of prosperity and progress in a peaceful and dignified country because of those sacrifices. We…

Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President Islamic Republic of Pakistan (For the Nation on the occasion of Independence Day, 14th August, 2017)

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow citizens! While we happily hoist the national flag today we need to reiterate our strong resolve to always uphold the values of determination and dedication for the objective of development of Pakistan. Seventy years ago while struggling for freedom our elders had resolved that this nation through constant…

70th Independence Day Celebrations- Flag Hoisting Ceremony

  On the occasion of Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Residence of Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Members of the Pakistani community, officers and staff of Pakistan Missions in Geneva participated. Celebrating the potential of Pakistan’s youth, a teenage girl and boy…

Comments by Pakistan on behalf of OIC, 9th session of the Adhoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards- 24 April, 2017

Mr. Chairperson, I have the honour to make these comments on behalf of the OIC Member States. At the outset, we wish to congratulate you on your election as Chairperson of this important mechanism, and we are hopeful that under your able guidance and leadership, we would be able to make progress. We look forward…

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations, Geneva

He joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1984. He holds BSc Honours degree in Physical Geography from University of Manchester; MSc. in Transportation Planning and Management from PLC/University of Westminster, London and Masters Degree in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, USA where he also completed the PhD Comprehensive Examinations. He has also…

Minister of IT making case for inclusive, safe and secure e-commerce at UNCTAD e-commerce week

Geneva  the 25th April 2017: Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication left for Geneva, Switzerland to attend the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) e-Commerce Week 2017, from 24th – 28th April, 2017. The Secretary General of the UNCTAD has invited Minister of State for Information…

Professional Roles

Government of Pakistan Candidate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2015) Member, National Commission on Science and Technology (2014-present) Member Board of Governors, Benazir Income Support Program (2014-present) Member, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (2016-present) Member, High Court of Pakistan’s Commission on Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (2015) Chair, Ministry of Finance’s Task Force on…

Awards and Distinctions

Academic Honours & Distinctions Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan, 2005 Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award, 2011 Medical Mission Hall of Fame; Toledo, Ohio; 2011 European Society Population Science Award, 2005 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge accolades: (International Health Professional of the Year 2007 and 2010; International Biographical Center, Woman of the year for 2010; IBC lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; DG’s…

Dr. Sania Nishtar’s biography

Dr. Sania Nishtar’s wide-ranging experience Dr. Sania Nishtar, best known for her bold and transformational leadership in health, is a prominent candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization. A combination of high-level experience in government, civil society and in multilateral institutions, as well as her background as a physician, scientist and thought leader on…

Interactive Dialogue with SR on water and sanitation and WG on arbitrary detention Comments made by Ambassador TehminaJanjua,Permanent Representative of Pakistan , on behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC (1 3 September 2016)

    Mr. President, I am making these remarks on behalf of the member states of the OIC. The detailed and comprehensive report of the SR on water and sanitation covers the important gender perspective in providing access to water and sanitation. The OIC and its member states accord high importance to providing equal access…

Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order and Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 33rd Session of HRC, 13 September 2016

  Mr. President,   We thank the Independent Expert, Mr. Alfred de Zayas and Special Rapporteur, Mr. Idriss Jazairy for their reports.   We concur with the Independent expert’s analysis that every exercise of power, political or economic, which affects people’s lives must be subject to democratic controls and compatible with the purposes and principles…

Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Comments by First Secretary, Ms Saima Saleem 33rd Session of HRC, 13 September 2016

    Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur and the Working Group for their reports.   Safe, adequate and affordable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as the women’s empowerment, can serve as a starting point to ensure that women and girls can enjoy their right to have and make choices. It…

tem 3 Interactive Dialogue with IE on Rights of Older Persons Comments made by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC , (14 September 2016)

  Mr. President I am making these comments on behalf of OIC Member States. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “He isn’t one of us who isn’t kind to our youngsters, and shows no respect to our elders…” The traditional family, which is the core unit of our social fabric, establishes two primary responsibilities.First is the…

33rd HRC Session Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC High – level panel discussion on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training: good practices a nd challenges, (14 September, 2016)

  Mr. President, I shall make this statement on behalf of the Member States of OIC. OIC acknowledges that effective human rights education not only provides knowledge about human rights and the mechanisms that protect them, but also develops the skills needed to promote, defend and apply human rights in daily life. Human rights education…

Inter Active Dialogue with the H igh Commissioner for Human Rights Item 2 : Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of the OIC 3 3rd HRC Session , (1 4 September , 2016)

    Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. At the outset, I want to convey our appreciation for the High Commissioner’s statement of 5 September 2016. In making that statement, the High Commissioner became“ the global voice on human rights”, willing to squarely address the critical…

33rd HRC Session Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan O n behalf of the OIC High – level panel discussion on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training: good practices and challenges , (14 September, 2016

  Mr. President, I shall make this statement on behalf of the Member States of OIC. OIC acknowledges that effective human rights education not only provides knowledge about human rights and the mechanisms that protect them, but also develops the skills needed to promote, defend and apply human rights in daily life. Human rights education…

Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older Persons Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 33rd Session of HRC, 14 September 2016

  Mr. President, We thank the Independent Expert for her report. As the world population continues to age, the human rights dimension of ageing becomes an ever-growing concern. Pakistan took an active part in the preparatory process for the Madrid Plan of Action in April 2002. Respect and care of the elderly is part of…

High-Level Panel Discussion on the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training: Good Practices and Challenges Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 33rd Session of HRC, 14 September 2016

  Mr. President,   We believe that Human Rights Education and training helps in the prevention of human rights abuses and conflicts, fosters respect for diversity and human dignity, promotion of equality, non-discrimination and social justice, sustainable development, promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue and the enhancement of participation in decision-making processes within and among…

Item 3Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the WG on the use of mercenaries and SR on hazardous substances and wastes Comments made by Ambassador TehminaJanjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan , On behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC , (1 5 September 2016)

  Mr. President We thank the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the Experts of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-…

Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with WG on enforced disappearances and SR on Contemporary forms of slavery Comments made by Ambassador TehminaJanjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan , on behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC (1 5 September 2016)

  Mr. President, I am delivering this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. We thank the SR for presentation of the report on contemporary forms of slavery and its causes and consequences, which tackles in detail the issue of debt bondage and outlines measures for its elimination. Being both labour sending…

Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 33rd Session of HRC (22 September 2016)

  Mr. President,   With 1.2 billion youth in 2015, today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known and comprises of 1/5th of humanity. By 2030, the target date for the sustainable development goals, the number of youth is projected to grow by 7 per cent, to nearly 1.3 billion.  …