38th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Panel Discussion on impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in digital spaces – 21 June 2018

Mr. President,           We thank the panellists for sharing their insights and consider the particular focus on women human rights defenders as apt and relevant. From the outset let us condemn any acts intimidation or harassment against human rights defenders especially women both online and offline. With the dawn of social media and advancements in…

38th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan Panel Discussion on Advancing women’s rights through access and participation in information and communication technologies (ICTs) – 21 June 2018

Mr. President,           We support the theme of the panel and thank the panellists for their insights. Real progress in all fields’ especially socio-economic development is not possible without the active and equal participation of women. Women’s meaningful participation warrants emancipation, economic independence and empowerment. Information and communication technologies have opened new horizons of opportunities…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Panel discussion on the rights of women – Theme: Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls – 35th HRC Session – ( 13 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The equality of women in society is an undeniable fact. Making it real in the real world is a challenge for every society. Unfortunately still there are many societal stereotypes and challenges that hamper the objective of gender parity. Gender violence remains one of the most pressing problems being faced by women.…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Panel discussion on the rights of women – Theme: Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: health and gender equality – 35th HRC Session – (13 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We make this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We believe in the promotion and protection of rights of women. No society can truly progress without inclusive socio-economic development of women. In this regard the Sustainable Development Goals particularly those related to health and education become very important, considering the far…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President,             We appreciate both the Special Rapporteurs for presenting comprehensive reports. We strongly believe that independent judiciary being one of the pillars of a functioning democracy plays a pivotal role in the protection and promotion of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. The high moral standards, transparency, impartiality and accountability are the…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, on behalf of OIC Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President,             We thank both the Special Rapporteurs on presentation of their reports. OIC strongly believes in rule of law and considers it as the basic element of peace and socio-economic development. An independent, accountable and empowered judiciary is necessary for ensuring justice in the society which has direct implications on the promotion…

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice – 35th HRC Session – (9 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We thank the Working Group on the compilation of best practices in its report. Pakistan is a signatory of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. We strongly believe that real progress in all fields’ especially socio-economic development is not possible without the active and equal participation…

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of OIC Member States – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice – 35th HRC Session – (9 June 2017)

  Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We thank the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice for its report. Islam believes in the principles of equality, non-discrimination and respect of women. OIC has been actively engaged in promoting and protecting the…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, especially women and children – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children for outlining a number of important issues related to human trafficking and forced labour in his comprehensive report. We believe that human trafficking and forced labour are violations of basic human rights and cause alot of suffering to the victims.…

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…

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…

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…