Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 8 – General Debate – (19 June 2017)

  Mr. President, The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) reaffirmed the commitment of international community for the respect, promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It also chalked down the basic principles and elements in a balanced manner necessary for enhancing international cooperation and at the same time guaranteeing national…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC – General Debate under Agenda Item 8 – 35th Session of HRC

Mr. President, I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) reaffirms the importance of ensuring the universality, objectivity and non-selectivity of the consideration of human rights issues. We believe that human rights, while being dynamic, interdependent and indivisible…

Remarks by Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the General Debate-Item 8 (34 Session of HRC) 20 March 2017

Mr. President, The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action reiterated the importance of realization of economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development. Right to development intertwines human rights and human needs and its fulfillment is essential for the realization of all rights. Pakistan is committed to implementing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda through…

Comments by Pakistan On behalf of OIC Agenda Item 8 General Debate 34th HRC Session (20 March, 2017)

Mr. President,             I make this statement on behalf of the OIC.             VDPA is a historical document that chalked down program of action for the realization of basic human rights envisaged by the Universal declaration on human rights as well as the two Covenants. It identifies foundation principles of human rights mechanisms and approaches.…

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…