We thank both the Special Procedures for presentation of their reports.
We agree with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery in concluding that the human rights situation of domestic workers, especially of migrant workers, is directly related to increasing globalization, macroeconomic policies which reinforce inequality and poverty, climate change and demographic changes that push them into migration.
Pakistan is a signatory to all the ILO Fundamental Conventions, and has enacted enabling federal and provincial legislation. Pakistan has an oversight mechanism for businesses to ensure that their practices are in line with its domestic and international human rights obligations. Besides administrative control of the government and judiciary, the vibrant civil society of Pakistan also acts as a regulator.
Pakistan believes in a just and equitable world order with due regard to the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and inalienability of all human rights including the right to development. We believe that the international financial and trading system must be geared towards providing equal opportunities to all through free trade, access to technology and knowledge and open market approach. This is crucial for implementation and realization of right to development which is linked to the promotion and protection of all other fundamental rights.
We would like the Independent Expert on promotion of a democratic and equitable International Order to elaborate on how to implement his recommendations to the international community to promote a world order that is more democratic, just and equitable.
I thank you.