Technical assistance and capacity building in Human Rights is an important function of the Council. Every State whether developed or developing faces its own peculiar challenges in the realization of basic human rights. Therefore, international community has to work together and constructively to support eachothers’ efforts for the promotion and protection of all human rights.
- We believe that technical cooperation and capacity building must be based on following principles:
- It must cater to states’ peculiar socio-economic and cultural specificities and national priorities, can have a transformative impact.
- Such engagement must be based on principles of impartiality, objectivity, non-politicization, can help in the national ownership and reap maximum benefits for all.
- It must focus to overcome any diversion towards polarization, confrontation and politicization of the Council. The discourse of naming and shaming needs to be abolished.
- We must adhere to the principles set forth in the UNGA resolution 60/251 and IB Package regarding the technical cooperation and capacity building with a spirit of strengthening State’s capacity on its consent to achieve desirable results.
- The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Technical Cooperation and the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support Participation of LDCS and SIDS in the work of the Council play an important role in ensuring the universalization of the work of the Human Rights Council. Pakistan has supported the trust fund for the participation of SIDS and LDCs and would continue to do so.
- It is important to utilize cross linkages with the 2030 Agenda and follow a transparent and credible program for technical cooperation so that we can actually succeed beyond slogans.
I thankyou Mr. President.