40thSESSION 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 19 March 2019

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. OIC Member States are concerned over the increased incidents of anti-Muslim attacks and sentiments. A manifestation of such…

40thSESSION 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 19 March 2019

Mr. President, Today, the world is confronted with an upsurge of new and contemporaryforms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances.  Populist leadership in many countries are vilifying religious communities, demonizing migrants and physically assaulting, ethnic minorities. To win popular vote, such leadership promote xenophobic political discourse in the garb of patriotism, using both…