Pakistan’s statement General Debate – Agenda Item 5 (Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms) 39th HRC Session (19 September 2018)

Mr. President,                 The working of Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms must be guided by the principles of transparency, accountability, objectivity, impartiality, constructive dialogue and non politicization. These principles must mean something. These principles should be translated into quantifiable indicators. The OHCHR may share the steps taken during the last year to promote these principles…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 5 (Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms) 39th HRC Session (19 September 2018)

Mr. President, The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources is critical for effective and unbiased discharge of the mandates of the Special Procedures as underscored in UNGA Resolution 65/281. The OIC reiterates that work of the Special Procedure Mandate Holders and treaty bodies should always be guided by the principles of…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 5 – 37th HRC Session (15 March 2018)

  Mr. President,           We supported the theme of the Tenth Minority Forum of “Minority Youth: towards inclusive and diverse societies”. The Minority Forum provided all stakeholders an opportunity to share best practices, views, experiences and concerns. It gave us a chance to listen to the youth which is important in designing policies for their…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 5 – Report of the Forum on Business and Human Rights – 35th HRC Session – (16 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The private sector is always the most vibrant part of the society that is also the trend setter for modern practices and culture. As we strive for the promotion and protection of all human rights, we can greatly benefit by working together with the business community. The UN Guiding Principles for Business…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – On behalf of OIC – Item 5 General Debate – 35th Session of HRC – (16 June 2017)

  Mr President, I am making these comments on behalf of OIC Member States. OIC Member States would like to reiterate that the work of the Special Procedures of Human Rights Council should be guided by the principles of universality, objectivity, impartiality, constructive cooperation, non-selectivity and non-politicization. The issue of adequate funding remains a challenge…

Remarks by Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi during the General Debate-Item 5 (34th Session of HRC) 15 March 2017

Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur for her report and take note of recommendations of the ninth Minority Forum.   Pakistan is a multi-religious, multi-cultural, pluralistic society where people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds are living together. The Government of Pakistan is committed to promote and protect the rights of all Pakistani…