Statement of Ambassador FarukhAmil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Geneva – Handover Ceremony of the Group of 77 and China (Geneva Chapter) 17 January 2018

Ambassador Dr. James Mskela, Permanent Representative of Tanzania, Secretary-General Dr. MukhisaKituyi, Distinguished ambassadors and delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen:   It gives me immense pleasure to be with you all atthe handover ceremony of the Group of 77 and China in Geneva.At the outset, let me commend the outgoing Chairperson, Permanent Representative of Tanzania, Ambassador Dr.…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Ninth Session of the Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development 20-24 November 2017

  Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. UNCTAD’s work program on investment and enterprise continues to generate concrete sustainable development outcomes…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people and the Expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous people – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 19 September2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC member States, we would like to thank the Special Rapporteur and the Expert mechanism for presentation of their reports. OIC has always campaigned for the equal treatment for all human beings and giving equal importance to all human rights. Islam is a religion of peace and had advocated fourteen…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board – 11-22 September 2017

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretary-General for his introductory remarks and the entire secretariat for preparation for…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people and the Expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous people – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 19 September2017

Mr. President, We thank both the Special Rapporteur as well as the Expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous people for the presentation of their reports. We consider that all basic human rights are inalienable, indivisible and interdependent and must be equally guaranteed for all for ensuring ‘Human Dignity’. The constitution of Pakistan guarantees fundamental…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. Vice President,      Does the Human Rights Council even care what is going n in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir? Will it remain a silent spectator, just to hear speeches? Fortunately not all are silent. Some have spines. Even Indian Human Rights activists are appalled. Aakar Patel at ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir’ said: “True, denial of…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. President,    On behalf of OIC Member States, I want to bring to the attention of the Council Human Rights situations of serious concern for the group, many of which have already been highlighted by the group in its statements in the general debates of Agenda Items 2 and 3. OIC would reiterate that ‘Islamophobia’…

The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board of UNCTAD,11-22 September 2017 Agenda Item 4 (Trade and Development Report 2017) Interactive Dialogue Statement by Pakistan 18 September 2017

Mr. President, We thank Director Richard Kozul-Wrightfor his presentation and the entire team for their excellent work on producing Trade and Development Report 2017. Mr. President, The Report argues for a global new deal that shuns austerity policies adopted in the wake of Global Financial Crisis and can push for massive investments from public and…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 3 – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 15 September 2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC member States we would like to express our unequivocal conviction that all human rights should be treated globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis. 2. We hope that development-based approach is integrated in the work of the OHCHR, since it…

National Statement by Pakistan Biennial Panel Discussion on Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human Rights – 36TH HRC SESSION – (14 September 2017)

Mr. President, Pakistan believes 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 of the Charter of the United Nations. This is essential for establishing democratic and equitable international order. 2. Unilateral coercive measures in the form of sanctions…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC Biennial Panel Discussion on Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human – Rights 36THHRC SESSION – (14 September 2017)

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC Member States, we welcome the holding of this biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights. We consider that this is an important subject because such measures adversely impact enjoyment of human rights. 2. We are deeply alarmed by the disproportionate and indiscriminate human costs of unilateral…

National Statement by Pakistan for Interactive Dialogue with SR on the Right to Development – Agenda item 3 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 13 September2017

Mr. President, Pakistan thanks the Special Rapporteur for his report and work during the brief period of his assumption of this office. 2. Pakistan believes that poverty, illiteracy, disease, discrimination and inequality are serious challenges to the realization of Right to Development that hamper our capacity to protect and promote other basic human rights as…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC for Individual ID with SR on the right to development Agenda item 3 – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 13 September2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC Member States, I thank the Special Rapporteur for his report and appreciate his efforts and constructive engagement with all the stake holders for fulfilment of the mandate. OIC States are determined to move toward operationalization of the Right to Development and realize that there is no easy path to…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board – 11-22 September 2017

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretary-General for his introductory remarks and the entire secretariat for preparation for…

Right of Reply by Pakistan 36th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 2 – 12 September 2017

We make this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India’s statement seeks to hide grave and well documented atrocities committed by its forces against unarmed Kashmiri civilians, including women and children. India continues to flout its international human rights obligations by unleashing reign of terror in Indian Occupied Kashmir and committing…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 2 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 12 September 2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC Member States, let me at the outset thank the High Commissioner for his oral update. The OIC States believe that the work of the Office of the High Commissioner must be guided by the principles of universality, equal treatment of all human rights, non-politicization, and objective assessment of human…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Presentation of the Annual Report of the High Commissioner (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 11 September 2017

Mr. President, We have taken serious note of the High Commissioner’s update. I would ask the High Commissioner why he is coupling Pakistan with India on the issue of granting access to independent, impartial and independent commission in Jammu and Kashmir. Does the High Commissioner not know that the reports of atrocities and human rights…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances & Special Rapporteur on truth, justice and reparations (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 11 September 2017

                We thank the Working group and the Special Rapporteur for presentation of their reports. Their work is important in the context of protecting basic human rights. This work must be guided by agreed principles of international covenants and laws while deliberating on the issue of enforced disappearances. Principles of Equality and justice define our…

National Statement by Pakistan – Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons and Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation under Item 3 (11 September 2017)

Mr. President, We thank the Independent Expert on the rights of older persons and Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation for their reports. Pakistan firmly believes in realization of human rights for the whole human kind irrespective of gender, race or age. Pakistan has a strong social system with inbuilt mechanism of provision of care…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons and Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation under Item 3 (11 September 2017)

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC Member States. We thank the Independent Expert on the rights of older persons and Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation for their reports. The OIC member states support all efforts for the protection and promotion of all human rights, based…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 5 September 2017 – Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan on 3 September 2017. I quote: “Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK. Pakistan has consistently maintained that DPRK should comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and asked all sides to refrain from…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 30 August 2017 Statement by Pakistan (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan regarding the latest missile launch by the DPRK. I quote: “Pakistan expresses concern over the missile launch carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 29th August, 2017. We urge all sides to…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 22 August 2017

Mr. President, I welcome our new colleagues from the Netherlands and Slovakia. I also welcome Ms. Kasperson as the Deputy Secretary General of the CD. I look forward to working with all of them very closely. We appreciate the substantive activities undertaken this year by the Working Group on the Way Ahead under the leadership…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead (11 August 2017) – Agenda items 5, 6 and 7

Mr. Co-Facilitator,   We congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of meetings of the Working Group on the Way Ahead dealing with items 5, 6 and 7 of the CD’s agenda. You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation. In my statement, I shall address each of the…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

I congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of the discussions in the Working Group on the Way Ahead covering Negative Security Assurances, or NSAs. You can count on my delegation’s full support, cooperation and active participation. The issue of NSAs has been on the international agenda for more than half…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28-30 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances Follow-up Interventions by Pakistan Delegation Inadequacy of the NPT framework for pursuing NSAs

  – The NPT does not provide any type of security assurances to non-nuclear weapon states. The fact that the NPT framework has failed to provide the desired level of assurance to non-nuclear weapon states, is evident from the call of non-nuclear weapon states to pursue the issue of NSAs in the CD. For us,…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (23 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent, Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Co-Facilitator, The discussions during the last couple of days on the issue of fissile materials have been quite useful and substantive. They provided a welcome opportunity to share our respective positions and gain fresh insight into the state of play on this issue. Such activity in the CD is of great value for developing…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (22 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

   CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (22 June 2017) Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. Co-Facilitator, We thank you once again for…