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 outstanding country visit request >
SR on racism, 2012
Received Sub-Committee visit
Poland tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 9 March 2010.
Internationally, Poland committed to: move to ratify the CRPD; promote human rights through regional organisations, and through Polish development assistance; cooperate with UN human rights bodies to implement recommendations and respond to individual communications; and make voluntary contributions to OHCHR.
At national level, Poland pledged to: improve the situation of women and persons with disabilities; implement a national programme against racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; ensure equal access to education; develop a support network for the victims of crime; and campaign against domestic violence.
An analysis of steps taken by Poland in fulfilment of the international pledges shows that in 2012 Poland did ratify the CPRD. In terms of cooperation with Treaty Bodies, Poland is Party to nearly all the core conventions. It is on schedule for the submission of three reports, and overdue on 1 (ICESCR), while one was submitted late (CRC) and two on time (ICCPR – CRPD). Poland continues to make voluntary contributions to the OHCHR, donating $93,425 in 2014 and $65,964 in 2015.