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.
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SR on extreme poverty, 2008
South Africa tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 25 October 2016.
In the document, South Africa does not make concrete pledges and commitments, but it affirms that it is the process of: acceding the OP-CAT, the ICESR-OP, the CED, the convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons; the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness; and the CMW; as well we to report to the treaty bodies. It also affirms remains resolute in its commitment to ensuring that the United Nations human rights system adopts the four requisite additional protocols to the CERD; and to contribute financial to the OHCHR.
An analysis of steps taken by South Africa in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that South Africa has submitted its periodic reports under 6 of the 7 ratified core conventions (the CEDAW report is overdue by four years). It did ratify the OP-CAT, but it is yet to ratifiec the ICESR-OP and the CED.
South Africa did not make a voluntary contribution to OHCHR in 2018.