Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 7 – 35th HRC Session – (19 June 2017)

  Mr. President, Can there be a comparison between the oppressor and the oppressed? Can there be any justification for occupation? There can be only one answer to this, NO. Then how can Israel’s state sponsored terrorism be equated with the legitimate struggle of Palestinian people in the West Banks, including Jerusalem and Gaza and…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 9 – General Debate – (19 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We appreciate the Special Rapporteur for presenting his report. Pakistan has been at the forefront of global efforts in combating colonialism and racial discrimination and played a lead role in the elaboration of ICERD. Pakistan has been ranked as one of the least racist countries in the world, according to a report…

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…