Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 9 – General Debate – (19 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We appreciate the Special Rapporteur for presenting his report. Pakistan has been at the forefront of global efforts in combating colonialism and racial discrimination and played a lead role in the elaboration of ICERD. Pakistan has been ranked as one of the least racist countries in the world, according to a report…

STATEMENT BY PAKISTAN ON BEHALF OF THE OIC IN THE GENERAL DEBATE UNDER AGENDA ITEM 9 – 35th HRC Session

Mr. President,             I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the OIC.             The OIC group strongly believes in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples without any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, colour or socio-economic status. The OIC resolution 16/18 on…

Remarks by Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi, Acting Permanent Representative during the General Debate-Item 9 (34th Session of HRC) 20 March 2017

Mr. President,   Today, the world is confronted with an upsurge of new and contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances.  Religious communities are vilified and ethnic minorities are physically targeted, and migrants demonized. Recent reports have also documented an alarming increase in racially and religiously motivated crimes.   It is regrettable…

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…

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…