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.
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SR on education, 2005
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2016-2018 on 18 September 2015.
Internationally, UAE pledged to: continue to support initiatives to promote religious tolerance, continue to support the OHCHR and explore the possibility of entering into a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation, continue to follow up on the recommendations it accepted during its second UPR, continue to promote human rights through international and regional organizations, and continue to work with partner countries and international organizations to meet international development targets through its foreign aid programme, in areas such as health, education, food security and economic and social development.
Domestically, UAE committed to: adopt the law on the protection of children, establish a national task force on the empowerment of women, continue to take measures to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities, in coordination with relevant ministries and national institutions and in cooperation with associations and representatives of civil society, continue to take measures to strengthen protections for workers, adopt a new law to protect domestic workers, continue its efforts to combat human trafficking at the national level, develop a national human rights action plan to set out its priority initiatives for the period 2015-2020 to promote and protect human rights, establish a national human rights institution in conformity with the Paris Principles,
An analysis of steps taken by UAE in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it did not continue to make contributions to OHCHR. It did, however, continued to support initiatives to combat religious intolerance.