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…