OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 8 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action 39th HRC Session (24 September 2018)

Mr. President, OIC reiterates that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA) had a special focus on the economic, social and cultural rights including right to development and the means of implementation through international cooperation. This holds true even more today while we discuss…

Pakistan’s statement delivered by Mr. Tahir Andrabi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva General Debate – Agenda Item 8 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action 39th HRC Session (24 September 2018)

Mr. President,           The aspirations for a rule based international order that underpins VDPA can be achieved and contemporary challenges addressed by adhering to the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.   By implementing the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA), the international community can reaffirm its commitment to the cause…

39th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-7 – Human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab territories Remarks by Pakistan 24 September 2018

Mr. President, Pakistan reaffirms the importance of this important Agenda Item – a discussion that reminds us that we as United Nations have failed to protect the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people of Palestine and those of the other occupied territories. During the past seventy years, they have been driven from…

39thSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate on Agenda Item 7 -Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan (24 September 2018)

Mr. President, The OIC Member States are extremely concerned to see that due to 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 unbound by principles of international law. It…

39thSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Interactive Dialogue – Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Agenda Item-7), OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan (24 September 2018)

Mr. President, At the outset the OIC would like to welcome the Commission of Inquiry to investigate in the events occurred in the context of mass protests in the OPT since 30 March and we thank them for the oral update provided to this Council. Mr. President, Since the protests began on 30 March, 187…

39th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Item-7 – Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Occupied Palestinian Territory, Remarks by Pakistan , 24 September 2018

Mr. President, Pakistan welcomes the members of the Commission on Inquiry to investigate in the events occurred in the context of mass protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 30 March and thanks them for their oral update. Pakistan condemns the arbitrary killing of more than 100 Palestinians including women and children by the Occupation…