Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC Member States – Agenda Item 3 – Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights -35th HRC Session – (9 June 2017)

Mr. President,               Many OIC member states are countries of origin, transit and destination, both for migrants and refugees. Many other are dealing with internal displacement. Since 1982, the OIC has remained “deeply concerned over the aggravation of the problem of refugees in many parts of the world, most of whom are members of…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights – 35th HRC – (9 June 2017)

  Mr. President,               It is alarming that “nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced”, according to UNICEF report. Irrespective of the root causes, these children and adolescents must be protected against all forms of human rights abuses and violations.   Children forced to flee or decide to leave…

Statement by Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary – Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Migrants – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President,               We thank the working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises for their report.   It is important to ensure effective implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. All business enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational enterprises, should be…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, ID on Migrants 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 10 March 2017

Mr. President,   I have the honour to makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states.   We welcome the High Commissioner timely report on the important issue of migration. The intense wave of xenophobia and discrimination on the basis of religion, creed and race is being experienced by migrants in many parts of…