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 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.…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC Member States, Panel discussion on Climate Change and the Rights of Child 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 2 March 2016

Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. Climate Change is a serious challenge, we face today. It disproportionately affects the most vulnerable segments especially the poor and disadvantaged children, especially in developing countries.  The article 3.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enunciates the responsibility of…

Comments by Pakistan (delivered by Qazi Saleem) Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child Theme: Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (34 session of HRC) 6 March 2017

Mr. President, Human rights, including children’s rights, are at the core of the 2030 Agenda, which is well grounded in the Universal Declaration of human rights and international human rights instruments. In this context, the promotion of, respect for and realization of children’s rights standards is of paramount importance. We believe that the integration of…

Remarks by Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with SRSG on Violence against Children and SRSG on Children in Armed Conflict (34th Session of HRC) 7 March 2017

Mr. President,   We take note with appreciation of reports of SRSG on Children in Armed Conflict and SRSG on violence against Children.   Recent estimates show that at least one billion children in the world are victims of violence every year which demonstrates that much more needs to be done to end scourge of…

Comments by Ms. Fareena Arshad during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy (34th Session of HRC) 7 March 2017

Mr. President,   We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for their comprehensive reports.#   As a party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography since 2011, the Government of Pakistan is committed to protect children from violence and abuse…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC (Delivered by Qazi Saleem) Annual full day meeting on the Rights of Child Theme: Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs. 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (06 March 2017)

Mr. President, I make this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We appreciate the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the important theme of protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs. Islam lays a lot of emphasis on the rights…