International Commitments Universal Declaration of Human Rights Pakistan is a member of the United Nations and is a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women In 1985, Pakistan became a party to the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women. ICPD, ICESCR and ICCPR Pakistan is a signatory of the ICPD International Conference on Population and Development, ICESCR International Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural Rights and ICCPR Vienna Declaration In 1993, Pakistan recognized that “women’s rights are human rights” in the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action. Beijing Declaration Pakistan became a signatory of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995. CEDAW In 1996, Pakistan ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. GSP Plus Status Pakistan was given the GSP+ status in the Generalized Scheme of Preferences by the EU. This is a scheme of tariff preferences which makes Pakistan’s trade with EU conditional to an unqualified commitment for ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions.