Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (08 March 2017)

Mr President, I make these comments on behalf of OIC. We thank the panellists for their informative presentations. The report by UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines released in September 2016 has recommended that while building on the current discussions at the WHO, the UN Secretary-General should initiate a process for…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur Agenda Item 7 (20 March 2017) 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President. Allow me to begin by thanking Professor Lynk and expressing our appreciation for his first report and presentation to the Human Rights Council. We warmly welcome Professor Lynk in his new role, and condemn Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, consistent with its culture of non-cooperation with special…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC Agenda Item 9 General Debate 34th HRC Session (20 March, 2017)

Mr. President,             I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of OIC. Mr. President,             We are faced with new challenges of racism, racial discrimination, racial profiling, xenophobia and incitement to hatred, which we need to address as a Council. A Chatham House report has called “populist extremist parties as one of…

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.  …

Item 6: General Debate on UPR Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC 33 nd HRC Session 23 September 2016

  Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. UPR mechanism is one of the successes of the Human Rights Council which is established to promote the universality, interdependence, indivisibility and interrelatedness of all human rights and to ensure universal coverage and equal treatment of all states and…

Annual Discussion on the Integration of a gender perspective Comments by Ambassador TehminaJanjuaPermanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC 3 3rd HRC Session , ( 26 September , 2016)

    Mr. President I make these remarks on behalf of OIC member states. We welcome the distinguished panellists and thank them for their comprehensive discussion on the issue. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights emphasizes on no distinction or discrimination on the basis of gender.The IB Package also insists on gender parity in Human…

Agenda Item 8: Follow – up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action: General Debate Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC 33rd HRC Session , 26 September, 2016

Mr. President, I shall make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC VDPA, building upon the Universal Declaration and Programme of Action, was a seminal human rights document. We agreed to some fundamental principles when adopting it. These principles included: One, all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated and…

Annual Discussion on the Integration of a Gender Perspective throughout the Work of the Human Rights Council and That of its Mechanisms Theme: Gender Integration in the Resolutions and Recommendations of the Human Rights Council Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 33rd Session of HRC (26 September 2016)

  Mr. President,   We welcome the holding of this annual panel discussion with a particular focus on gender integration in the resolutions and recommendations of the Council. Despite HRC resolution 6/30 and GA resolution 69/151, which stressed the need to integrate a gender perspective in the work of the Council and its mechanisms, very…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC General Debate Agenda Item 7 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President, Israel was born in 1948 as a result of the ethnic cleansing and massdispossession of the Palestinian people. Since then, it has continued relentlessly to violate international law and to view itself as a State above the law, an exceptional State, unbound by laws and unbound by principles. We call upon Israel to…

Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow – up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action: General Debate Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC ( 26/27 September , 2016)

Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. In the fight against racism,we much attach high priority to the recent upsurge in incitement to racial and religious hatred. In this context, it is important to consistently monitor the rhetoric  and even the manifestos of political parties and their…

Comments by Ambassador TehminaJanjua Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of the OIC 33rd HRC Session, (29 September, 2016)

                        Please check against delivery General Debate – Agenda item 10: Technical assistance and capacity building   Mr. President, I am making this statement on behalf of OIC member states.The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action states, “ increased efforts should be made to…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Agenda Item 7, General Debate (20 March 2017) 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC Member States. Against the backdrop of continued international paralysis, Israel, the occupying Power, has persisted with its deliberate, systematic and gross violations in Occupied Palestine with total impunity.  It continues to relentlessly act as a State above the law and…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Republic of Moldova (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Moldova and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Moldova for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We welcome the ratification of human rights instruments and the adoption of the strategy…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Lithuania (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President, We welcome the delegation of Lithuania and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations. We commend the Government of Lithuania for accepting majority of the recommendations which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We welcome the establishment of national mechanism to protect and promote human rights. We also commend…

Comments by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of OIC Agenda Item 3 General Debate 34th HRC Session – (10 March, 2017)

Mr. President I make this statement on behalf of the OIC. The world today is faced with grave and serious challenges. Rising intolerance and discrimination threatens the very core of international human rights standards. We cannot allow the achievements made by us over more than seventy years of the UN’s existence to be swept away…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Iceland (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President,            We welcome the delegation of Iceland and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations.   We commend the Government of Iceland for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. We commend the significant progress made by Iceland in promoting gender…

Statement by Pakistan at the adoption of UPR of Haiti (34th Session of UPR) 16 March 2017

Mr. President,            We welcome the delegation of Haiti and thank them for presenting update on the accepted recommendations.   We commend the Government of Haiti for accepting majority of the recommendations including ours, which were made during the UPR Working Group Session. It is appreciable that Haiti has made efforts to promote and…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Clustered ID: Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the Special Rapporteur on the right to food 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2017

Mr. President, Pakistan will make this statement on behalf of OIC member states.  We take note of the comprehensive reports of both the Special Rapporteurs.  We believe that the environment plays a significant role in the attainment of human rights including fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Debate on Racial Profiling and Incitement to Hatred 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (17 March 2017)

Mr. President,   Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of the OIC. The OIC Member States have always condemned racial profiling and incitement to hatred against all as respect of pluralism and diversity are central to our belief system. Today the world is faced with a myriad of challenges ranging from humanitarian crises, xenophobia, populists…