39th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by OIC 25 September 2018

Mr. President, The OIC Member States strongly believe in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples, without any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, colour or socio-economic status. Resolution 16/18 on “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against…

39th SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by Pakistan 25 September 2018

Mr. President, Pakistan wishes to reiterate its concerns on the upsurge of new and contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances.           In the contemporary world, xenophobia, racism and anti-migrants policies pursued on the plank of populist platforms by mainstream political parties are on the rise. This new xenophobic political discourse and…