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 more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on racism, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Mexico presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2018-2020 in September 2017.
Key pledges include: Consolidate and strengthen the work of the Council; Strengthen the international human rights protection system by promoting the objective and effective treatment of human rights situations in all parts of the world; Promote initiatives that positively influence the enjoyment of human rights at the national level; Preserve its proactive and constructive norm-setting role at the Council; Contribute to mainstreaming human rights across the UN system; Encourage cooperation and dialogue at the Council; Support the strengthening of the prevention and early warning functions of the Council; Maintain its openness to scrutiny by international bodies and mechanisms, and cooperate with them to follow-up on recommendations.
An analysis of steps taken by Mexico in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that, as a member, Mexico participated in more than 30% of Council panels and interactive dialogues. It also leads on a number of norm-setting thematic initiatives, but does not lead on initiatives focused on responding to urgent situations. In terms of cooperation with Special Procedures, Mexico maintains a Standing Invitation and has facilitated a 63% of the country missions requested, it responded to 69% of the communications it received during the period under review. Its UPR report was presented by a ministerial-level delegation, and Mexico participated in the review of 172 other UN member states (first cycle) and all 192 States in the second cycle. Mexico is Party to all the core human rights conventions but tends to report late (5 reports were submitted late). Mexico made a voluntary contribution to OHCHR in 2018, and hosts an OHCHR country office.