During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on rights to water and sanitation, 2008; IE on human rights and extreme poverty, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Argentina presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2019-2021 on 19 September 2018. Key pledges include, inter alia:
At the international level: Strengthen engagement with specialised agencies to help empower women and end violence against them; Promote multilateralism as an efficient tool for defending human rights; Further engage and support civil society organisations; Strengthen the Council’s capacity to take address grave human rights violations; Further support and engage with the Special Procedures, OHCHR and the UPR; Promote the issues of anti-discrimination and violence against women via the UPR mechanism; and Work for the universal ratification and implementation of the CED.
At regional level: Foster dialogue and cooperation with a view to developing a coherent regional approach to the Council; Work with the OAS Working Groups on the rights of older persons and persons with disabilities; and
Promote the adoption of national action plans to further the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325/2000 on women, peace and security.
At national level: Mainstream a gender perspective across all national policies; Cooperate with UN Women Argentina to implement the ‘Country for equality’ programme; Engage with civil society organisations in the promotion of human rights policies; and adopt a gender perspective in the follow-up process of the UPR.
An analysis of steps taken by Argentina in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Argentina has facilitated the completion of 73% of visits and has a high response rate for communications (responding 82% of communications). Argentina engages strongly with its own UPR (e.g., it submitted mid-term reports on implementation) and the UPR reviews of other states (it participated in 120 reviews during the first cycle and 189 during the second cycle).
Argentina has, indeed, promoted anti-discrimination and violence against women via the UPR mechanism, presenting over 170 recommendations on this topic to States under review. Argentina has supported the work of the OHCHR, inter alia, through voluntary financial contributions and hosting a human rights adviser.