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:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
IE on foreign debt, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Guatemala tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 19 March 2010.
At the international level, Guatemala pledged to: participate in all Council deliberations and cooperate with its mechanisms; cooperate in the establishment of a follow-up mechanism for UPR recommendations; support the work and effectiveness of the Council; and maintain an open-door policy of cooperation with international human rights monitoring mechanisms.
Nationally, Guatemala undertook to: advance legislative reforms to incorporate international human rights standards into domestic law; promote the implementation and realisation of international instruments and other human rights initiatives; strengthen the participation of civil society; and follow-up recommendations issued by the UN monitoring mechanisms.
An analysis of steps taken by Guatemala in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Guatemala participated in only 6% of panel discussions and 8% of interactive dialogues. Though it did speak during 22% of general debates. Guatemala maintains a strong level of cooperation with Special Procedures. It has a Standing Invitation and accepted 20 out of 27 visit requests. It responded to just over half of the 62 communications received. Guatemala has not, so far, presented a mid-term UPR report.