Statement by Qazi Saleem, Second Secretary – Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Migrants – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President,               We thank the working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises for their report.   It is important to ensure effective implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. All business enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational enterprises, should be…

Statement by Pakistan – 35th Session of Human Rights – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   We welcome the report of working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The report touches upon some very pertinent issues for which it is important to ensure effective implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. All business enterprises, small and…

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

  Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on trafficking for his comprehensive report. We believe that human trafficking and forced labour pose serious challenges towards the promotion and protection of all human rights. The sufferings increase many folds in case of vulnerable segments of society like women and children. We support the view of…

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 Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with SRs on IDPs & Extreme Poverty – 35th Session of Human Right Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons for presenting their reports.    Pakistan is disappointed at the suggestion of the SP on the Human Rights of IDPs that “Afghan’s are being pushed back from Pakistan” and “Pakistan…

Statement by Pakistan – 35th Session Human Rights Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   While busy grappling with socio-economic and security challenges, we may witness apocalyptic consequences of a deadly outbreak or emerging health threat. The global health security is becoming increasingly relevant, as the outbreaks, in this age of connectivity and globalization, are not restricted to one country or continent. In this perspective, today´s…

Statement by Pakistan, On behalf of OIC 35th Session Human Rights Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President, Achieving international public health security is one of the main challenges arising from the new and complex landscape of public health. Commitments such as International Health Regulations (IHR-2005) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) require core capacities. Cognizant of these issues the 2nd Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM) held on 1-4…