Remarks Pakistan during the Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (34th Session of HRC) 8 March 2017

Mr. President,   Access to medicine is a prerequisite for the practical realization of the basic human right to health enshrined in the UDHR and ICESCR. The world pledged a strong commitment to promoting healthy lives and social well being through the recently pledged Sustainable Development Goals especially goal 3, “Ensure healthy lives and promote…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (08 March 2017)

Mr President, I make these comments on behalf of OIC. We thank the panellists for their informative presentations. The report by UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines released in September 2016 has recommended that while building on the current discussions at the WHO, the UN Secretary-General should initiate a process for…