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.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on toxic waste; 2005
China tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 4 August 2016.
The document presents a summary of China’s achievements and fulfilment of the pledges and commitments it presented for its previous membership term (2014-2016). It also includes some concrete pledges and commitments for China’s 2017-2019 membership term, including, inter alia, to: continue to promote economic, social and cultural rights; improve its democratic system; fully protect the rights and interests of ethnic minorities, women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities including by adhering to and improving the system of regional autonomy for ethnic minorities; continue its active participation in the Council and cooperate with the Special Procedures.
An analysis of steps taken by China in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that China is an active participant in the Council’s work. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, China only accepted 9 out 27 visit requests, but did respond to 80% of communications. China has continued to promote economic, social and cultural rights by consistently leading on resolutions on the right to health, promoting human rights through sport and the Olympic ideal, and international and regional cooperation.