ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar will lead the Pakistani delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
On January 30, 2023, the Minister of State will present Pakistan’s national progress report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process at the Council.
This will be Pakistan’s 4th review. Previously, Pakistan has been reviewed under this process in 2008, 2012 and 2017.
In her presentation, the Minister of State will outline the wide-ranging legal, policy, administrative and institutional steps taken by Pakistan to safeguard and advance human rights over the last five years.
Hina Rabbani Khar will also highlight Pakistan’s important contributions towards global human rights discourse and norm-building.
Established in 2007, UPR is an important mechanism of Human Rights Council.
Under this peer-driven review mechanism, human rights record of all UN Member States is reviewed every four to five years.
Pakistan will continue its constructive engagement with the Human Rights Council and the UN Human Rights Machinery.