The 65th Annual Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 25 June 2018 Item 5, Economic Development in Africa Report 2018: “Migration for Structural Transformation” Statement by the Chair of the Group of 77 & China in Geneva Ambassador Farukh Amil of Pakistan

Mr. President, Secretary-General/Deputy-Secretary-General Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. At the outset, the G77 and China would like to commend UNCTAD Secretariat for the issuance of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2018 subtitled “Migration for Structural Transformation” which is a…

Ambassador Farukh Amil,  Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the General Debate (agenda item 3):  “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (25 July 2018)

Mr. President, Pakistan views all human rights as equal and indivisible, to be treated with similar attention and emphasis. The Right to self determination is enshrined in the foundational documents of the international community – the UN Charter and other International Covenants. Without this right, all other rights are illusory.  In the last seven decades,…

Conference on Disarmament (CD), Subsidiary Body 1 (Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and Nuclear Disarmament) (25 June 2018) Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Coordinator,   Allow me to begin by congratulating you on your appointment as the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 1. We thank you for your letter proposing a structure for these meetings. Given your vast multilateral experience and diplomatic skills, we are confident of reaching substantive outcomes under your guidance. You can rest assured of…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S RIGHT OF REPLY – 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 3) – Delivered by Ms. Murk Aijaz 25 June 2018

  Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s statement. It is regrettable that India has once again resorted to baseless rhetoric against Pakistan. Such accusations cannot hide India’s crimes against humanity in Kashmir, or prevent Pakistan from voicing its support for Kashmiri people. India cannot unilaterally alter that…

Statement by the OIC in the General Debate – Agenda item 3: “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” (38th Session of Human Rights Council) 25 June 2018

  Mr. President, OIC Member States reiterate their principled position that all human rights are equal and should be treated with similar focus and attention. The OIC has always advocated non-politicization of the Council where discussions take place in a constructive, non- confrontationist, objective and non-selective manner. The nation of selectivity among human rights and…

SECOND RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S SECOND RIGHT OF REPLY – 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 3) – Delivered by Ms. Murk Aijaz 25 June 2018

  Mr. President, We regret that the Indian Delegation has followed a predictable pattern of its response against Pakistan, which it had already repeated ad nauseam. The OHCHR report on Kashmir needs earnest follow up. India should implement its recommendation, including the Commission of Inquiry, as an opportunity to prove its charges against Pakistan and…